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Main Telephone: 01622 814267

Craft stall:

Pauline Mack - 01622 721167.


Notelet and card sales:

Clare Hudson - 01622 814027

Email: hello@schoolgambia.org.uk

Registered Charity Number 1096152

Address

SchoolGambia,

One The Tatt,

High Street, Yalding, Kent, ME18 6HT

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OUR STORY

We knew we could do something to help but never believed our journey would take off as it did. 

In 1996 we visited the village of Farato and under a mango tree saw a group of village children chanting the alphabet back to their teacher.  This was all they had as a school classroom, the shade of a mango tree. We knew we could do something to help but never believed our journey would take off as it did. 

 

In 1999 we decided to raise money to build 2 Nursery classrooms.  17 years later, we have built a school with 10 classrooms, increased enrollment from 100 to 575 pupils aged three and half and sixteen, introduced a teacher training sponsorship program and last year every Grade 9 child passed their external exams achieving the second highest results in The Gambia and are the number one employer in the village…..

 

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SchoolGambia - we're more than just a school

Mission Statement for Yalding Basic Cycle School Farato 

By ensuring that out teachers are well trained and supported, backed up by a professional and enthusiastic approach from all staff, we endeavour to give every pupil, whatever their ability, gender, religion or background, a broad education that will send them out into the world as independent learners with a thirst for knowledge, a respect for their fellow beings and an example to future generations.

Vision Statement of Yalding Basic School Farato

The school aims to be a model of educational excellence for all Gambian Nursery and Basic Cycle Schools.

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