Projects in The Gambia
Nyodema supports a range of projects in The Gambia, predominantly within children's health and education. As we regularly travel to The Gambia we can oversee projects personally so whether we're distributing mosquito nets or sponsoring teacher training we know the money raised is getting where it needs to go.
Dairuharu Nursery School
Building a School
Earlier in the year we received a letter from clients of The Gambia Experience telling us about a nursery school that they had visited that was in desperate need of assistance.
As it happened I was visiting The Gambia myself the following week and took the opportunity to pop into the school. We weren’t exactly sure where the school was… somewhere in a district of Brikama called Dairuharu but after asking around we were taken to a family compound. What I found really shocked me. I was shown into a dark, tiny room with one of the walls looking as if it was about to collapse. My lower lip started trembling as I made out 15 children, with their teacher Amie, sitting amongst the rubble. I’ve visited many schools in The Gambia but I have never reacted like this before. Pulling myself together, I had a long chat with Amie and the children and, although I didn’t make any promises, I said I would try to help.
There are over 100 children in the area that need a school. The villagers had built the original building in mud bricks but did not have the money to finish it before the rainy season and the school fell down.
You can read about our plans to rebuild the school on The Gambia Experience's blog site.