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    Weʼve raised £10,790 to build a fit-for-purpose nursery school with a playground and sheltered area for the children of Busumbala village in The Gambia, Africa.

    Busumbala, West Coast Region, The Gambia
    Funded on Monday, 30th October 2017

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    Hey!

    I've been to The Gambia twice in 3 years. The last trip in February, Gerard and I came across a community school which had been 'built' to reduce the 4 mile walk the children had to endure, twice daily, with some getting lost on their way.

    They had no access to fresh water or sanitation. One small bucket of water was their supply for the day - for both drinking and cleaning. We wanted to change this so built a fresh water well on the school grounds and then designed and built a 3-cubicle toilet out-building so the children and teachers had access to sanitation facilities. We finished building the exterior compound walls and removed two enormous termite hills that blocked vehicle access to the school.

    The existing breeze block school hut is not fit for purpose to teach up to 60 small children. The hut has a dirt floor, no windows and basic wooden benches for the children to sit on. A piece of crumbling wood is a makeshift blackboard, that rests on the floor. There are no desks, tables, books, pencils or toys.

    The nursery yard is barren, covered in obstacle-like tree roots with two palm trees providing little shade for the children. The kids play with sticks and stones, old tyres and discarded plastic rubbish.

    You and I have the capacity to help give these kids a better start to life. In Nov 2017 we plan to build a proper nursery school with decent facilities and a shaded school yard were they can learn through play.

    On August 3rd/4th my friends Jacob Spence, Scott Hume, Neil Wilson and myself will be climbing the UK's 3 highest mountains (Ben Nevis 4,409ft / Scafell Pike 3209ft and Snowdon 3560ft high) within just 24hrs. We'll be managing the drive from Scotland to England to Wales too.

    Please HELP us help these amazing kids. I can't unlearn what I saw out there, but with your help I can definitely make it better. Please give what you can and sponsor our climb. This one will hurt!

    More project info - www.supportforthegambia.com

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    • JOHN BROPHY8 months ago
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      8 months ago
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      So this school that I've been talking about... You guys made this happen!!! I'm a total beaming wreck right now. Bursting with gratitude (tears of happiness) and admiration from your donations, words of support and encouragement and for just being good bloody kind humans. I LOVE good humans. I'm proud to know you all and thank you for giving this project the wings of success! We can't wait to get started. More to follow xxx

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    Supporters

    262

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 30, 2017

      Build it Brophy. Much love n pride.

    • axel kolonko

      axel kolonko

      Oct 30, 2017

    • Alice Helin

      Alice Helin

      Oct 30, 2017

      Super proud of you!-Thinking about what Noa has and other children don't, and what you're about to give them! Love from us all xx

      £50.00

    • Saxon Durrant

      Saxon Durrant

      Oct 29, 2017

      Good luck with the build, what you’re doing for these children is amazing!

      £50.00

    • Victoria Jones

      Victoria Jones

      Oct 29, 2017

      Well done!!! Smashed your target, what an amazing achievement xxx

      £10.00

    • Vineet Mahajan

      Vineet Mahajan

      Oct 29, 2017

      Keep the good work going...

      £100.00

    • Rose  Forde

      Rose Forde

      Oct 29, 2017

      Well done love

      £20.00

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    JOHN BROPHY

    JOHN BROPHY

    Busumbala, West Coast Region, The Gambia

    I'm Johnny, an artist and set designer who supports sustainable projects in The Gambia . Every penny donated goes towards bettering the lives of children in The Gambia. I have a willingness and capacity to help, but with your support we can do more out there.

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