Started on July 23rd 2021, at Njalal Samba
The Gambian Government has brought to our attention the plight of a school further up-country than anything we have attempted previously. We are now very pleased to announce that this coming winter, with the help of Carolyn Williams' legacy we will replace the existing "school" at Njalal Samba (very close to the border with Senegal) with a classroom block, teachers quarters and toilets. We will also provide a solar powered borehole well, our deepest yet at 78m.
As of June 2021 work on the borehole has already started - an essential first step as we cannot build the school without water.
In October 2021 the Alkalo of the village kindly allocated the land for the new school much to the pleasure of the Headteacher and school management committee.
In November 2021 the foundations were marked out and the hard work of digging them out began.
By December 2021, some of the estimated 14,000 blocks required to complete the project had been made and construction had started in earnest on the main school building.
Further updates and pictures will be posted as we progress.