'' Tragedy for family and friends of Scott Wallace is now benefiting many children in a poor rural area of The Gambia.

 

Following Scott's early death in November 2008, his father decided to fulfil a dream of his son's. Prior to Scott's sudden death he had been interested in The Gambian Schools Trust and had planned to go to The Gambia and help with the Charity's work.  Money generously donated in Scott's memory has now built a school at Jamwelly.  The site was selected from several carefully considered possibilities and provides education for children from six villages which previously were without a school.

 

The land for the new school was donated by the Alkelo of Jamwelly and was handed over to the Charity in April 2011

 

Building commenced in November 2011 with our usual dedicated team of builders and Tom a volunteer from the UK.   The school was opened on February 11th, 2012 with a grand ceremony attended by over 20 trustees and visitors from the UK.  There are now more than 150 pupils at the school and 3 teachers, Channeh, Modo and Lamin.  The large area next to the school has been cultivated and turned into a vegetable garden for the ladies of the village.

 

Our sincere thanks to Scott's family for making this possible.

 

''A fitting memorial to a very special man''


 

Jamwelly Nursery School

The Gambian Schools Trust - Projects

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