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Bansang Educational Appeal

Charity no 1139982

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Bansang Educational Appeal

Charity no 1139982

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The work of The BEA

Sponsored Students

In our first year, 2008-2009, we sponsored 30 students at the senior secondary school in Bansang.

Since then sponsorship has expanded to 60-75 students a year.

This was across 3 upper basic schools and the senior school but the current academic year is the first all students have been at the senior school only due to the change in government support in recent years.

School teachers become quickly aware of students suffering particular financial hardship and identify those showing promise in their schoolwork.

New students apply in writing to the appeal and produce evidence of their circumstances and performance in school.

Students from the previous year who have performed well in exams automatically continue with our sponsorship. However due to the great need for support, if students perform poorly, without extenuating circumstances their scholarship is given to someone else to benefit.

The students receive either a basic level of sponsorship where any fee due to the school and equipment is provided, to sponsorship providing money for lunch each day during the school term.

This is decided on by staff in the schools who are aware of individual circumstances. Ismaila Ceesay, the Principal of Bansang Senior Secondary School oversees these arrangements.

Momadou H Jallow

One of our Sponsored Students

Momadou H Jallow was the deputy head boy at BSSS and completed his grade 12 exams in 2011.

He studied the science stream at school and continued onto further studies in architecture at the Gambia Technical Training Institute and is currently in his second year of a degree in architecture which BEA is sponsoring.

 

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Other Projects

Where we are able to help with local projects at schools around Bansang we will. This has been supported in the past by linked schools in the UK and currently by our own fundraising efforts.

As BEA trustees are not on the ground often in Bansang and internet connections are poor, projects can take time to complete as monitoring them can be difficult.

Despite this we have funded the development of an IT block and provided computers for this at Bansang Senior Secondary School, funded staff acommodation and improved security at Mabali Kuta School, renovation of the library at Bansang Upper Basic School, renovated staff accommodation at Sololo Basic Cycle School, contributed to the building of Agape Nursery School and are supporting the completion of a kitchen at Sukuta Lower Basic School.


Agape Nursery School

This school had been using a temporary classroom and church building for 10 years but in the 2015 with support from BEA, Galleywood Infant School and Empower The Gambia a permanent nursery school building was built in the grounds of the church in Bansang.

Agape Nursery School

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