African Oyster Trust

Health and Education in The Gambia

Two of our projects in The Gambia need your help: a nursery school and a health centre. The extreme West African weather conditions (including the annual rains) don’t help any buildings or their contents but we are particularly interested in the well-being of our schoolchildren and patients.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1118298)

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The Gambia has always been a poor country. Generally, health and education facilities have been very basic and the situation has deteriorated. This is due to a downturn in the economy, as tourism (the main source of revenue) has declined drastically.


Enthusiatic teachers at Jappineh Nursery School provide a good education for over 100 pupils using the Jolly Phonics method - the secret lies in the fun of it and the way it captures young imaginations. 32 new benches and 8 new tables will equip Classes 1 and 2 and will provide a much better environment for learning, which children desperately want and need. The roof in the Jappineh Health Centre also needs replacing.This will enable medical staff to provide better services to patients.