Weʼre raising £400 to pay for teachers wages, and improve facilities at Abuko Lower Basic School and Nursery in The Gambia.
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In January 2020, I am going to Abuko Lower Basic School and Nursery which is a small school in The Gambia with other Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College students. Whilst there, we will teach lessons to the students and help to improve their education by giving them new experiences.
Any donations will help with paying teachers wages, which are around £360 per year as well as purchasing school equipment for the children. As a group , we are also raising money to improve local facilities which will greatly increase the quality of life for the students. This has included building a bore hole in order to give the students running water in the past and this time will will look to improve sanitation at the school, and improve both the students quality of life and education .
In order to raise money, I will be conducting a sponsored climb and row later this year. The climb will be a total of 5895 meters and done over two full days at a local climbing centre. This is the height of Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa. I will complete the row with a friend at the college in which we will travel 80km which is the length of The Gambia’s coastline. This will mean rowing almost a marathon each on the rowing machine non stop.
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