Weʼre raising £3,500 to support the finishing of the school in Gambia. We need to furnish the classrooms, tile the floor & build the teachers office / storeroom
- Busumbala, The Gambia
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Last year Gerard and I did some fundraising to build a fit-for-purpose nursery school in a rural community in Gambia. Since November 2017 we've built the new three room school with deeper foundations in order to extend upwards if needed one day.
We're trying to raise money to complete the finishing of the school building. We're currently plastering the exterior walls in concrete to make them rainproof. But we still need to finish –
- interior plastering of the three classrooms
- tiling of all floors and veranda area
- furnishing of the classrooms with tables and chairs (45 kids per class)
- fabrication of the steel windows and doors
- the building of a teachers office and storeroom
In the space of just one year we've already built a fresh water well for the school and a three cubicle toilet block for the children and teachers. Previously there was no provision for either.
The children are being temporarily educated in an unfinished house. We're so close to finishing and would like the children to return to their brand new fit-for-purpose school ASAP.
Many of you are closely following the progress of the project and have already given generously to get us this far. We can't thank you enough - RESPECT!!!
Friends, colleagues and acquaintances - some of you have expressed an interest in helping with the project - what about helping right NOW by giving a donation OR by doing a little fundraising on our behalf - a cake sale at your kids school / a sponsored walk or run / selling some designer shoes on Ebay / auctioning off a piece of artwork / a community collection or a car boot sale... I'm sure all of you have clothes, shoes and accessories that you no longer wear or need - please pop them on Ebay or donate them to me and I'll pop them on Ebay!!
Any support would be HUGELY appreciated. We're so close to finishing! You've all helped us get this far, so please give what you can / do what you can and help us get these kids back into their brand-spanking-new, fit-for-purpose nursery school!!
With love and respect! Johnny Brophy & Gerard Hastings
Website - www.supportforthegambia.com Instagram - www.instagram.com/supportforthegambia
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- 5 months ago
Johnny Brophy5 months ago
We're off to an amazing start with the fundraising! We've built the school but need to furnish it for 135 kids! That's a lot of chairs and tables to buy/make. PLEASE help us raise the funds so we can finish and officially open the school for the children and their community in Gambia. Peace, love and appreciation!! C'mon guys. I'm determined to make this happen ASAP!!
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Jun 3, 2018
Well done my darling! All your hard work has paid off! You should both be very proud xxx
May 27, 2018
May 24, 2018
Great to see all that you’re both doing. Love to Gerard. J&R
May 20, 2018
May 16, 2018
You are smashing it babe, what a good egg you are!! Good luck with the rest of the project. Lots of love. Gill xx
May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018
There are so many things we do right but so rarely we do the right thing. Thank you for doing what you do John. Appreciated, Ben
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Busumbala, The Gambia
We are Johnny Brophy and Gerard Hastings. We are the founders of Support For The Gambia - a non-profit micro charity working in The Gambia, supporting children in education and their communities by providing infrastructure, access to fresh water and sanitation facilities.
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