We are very proud to be involved in supporting our friends in Gambia. Through links with pupils currently at Langrish, we have been learning about families who attend Jabisa School. Have a look below at how we have helped the families and also, what we are planning for the future.
A cultural exchange
Some pupils from Years 4 and 5 have written letters to classes in the Jabisa School, introducing themselves and providing additional information about our school. These have been taken to Gambia, along with a stationery package, so the pupils from Jabisa can reply with information about their life and school. UPDATE: We have now received replies from the headteacher, Mr Saidykhan, and a number of pupils.
Each class will continue this correspondence in the new year.
Where does our fundraising go?
These pupils are enjoying their lunch, paid for this term by our fundraising efforts at Langrish; it means such a lot to the whole village.
Our fundraising event in July 2019 was an Enterprise Fayre. We were hoping to raise enough money to fund the supply of rice at lunchtimes for the pupils. The Langrish classes worked together and we were able to donate £350.00 which was sufficient to fund the school for lunches for a number of months. The school were truly thankful for this donation and assured us that it would make an immense difference to the daytime routine for the children.
And where did our old uniform go?
Thank you to all of our parents who chose to recycle old uniform. It was immediately collected together and shipped out to Jabisa. We are told that the climate varies greatly and during the evenings it can get quite chilly, so the Langrish jumpers and sweatshirts were very well received. Even the Jabisa teachers were provided for!