New Naata School big success!

Mr Jallow was holding classes for 36 pupils in a mud hut, which regularly collapsed in the rainy season when we first met him. The Charity provided a new cement built, small 2 classroom block on the same site in 2006. A perimeter wall, toilets and a storeroom were also provided.

The school was so successful it outgrew its premises and facilities.

Following a major fundraising programme land was purchased nearby and a perimeter wall was put up immediately in 2010. In November of that year work commenced at the new site, clearing the overgrown land, laying the foundations and making blocks for the new building.

One of the classrooms is dedicated to the memory of Sylvia, a long time supporter of the Charity.

In just two months, the new school, with toilets and kitchen was completed thanks to dedicated project management, an amazing team of local workmen, Krishan a student from the UK; who worked from the beginning to the end of the project and numerous charity members and volunteers. On 28th January 2012 we celebrated the opening of the school and within days we had over 30 new students.

Joining Mr Jallow are 3 teachers at the school, Momodou, Abdoulie and Abi who teach a class each.

This new Naata school is already playing an important part in village life.

Many thanks to all who contributed to the new school.

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