May 2023

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Spelling Bee Competition

St Peter’s Nursery, Wisdom Nursery, Omega School and Spring of Life School came together for the first ‘Spelling Bee’ competition. Schools ran their own qualifying rounds to choose the best 4 students to represent their school. After a very close battle, Omega School took first place. Teams received medals, certificates and filled pencil cases.

We plan to make this an annual event which will include more schools.

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Phonics Training for Teachers

A two day phonics training session was held for teachers from Half Dye School, Omega School, St Peter’s Nursery, Wisdom Nursery, Spring of Life School and Janjanbureh Nursery.

The training was led by Emily Gomez who has trained hundreds of teachers over many years in The Gambia.

Baby Pack Project

Following the success of the ‘Baby Pack Project’ at Sintet in May 2022 we extended the project to the health centre in Janjanbureh which is located in the Central River Region. Many people in communities here live off grid in the most basic conditions. When babies are born mothers struggle to find new cloths or clothes to wrap their newborns in or to use as nappies. This puts the newborn at risk of developing sepsis and other health complications.

Our baby packs provide the mothers who deliver their babies at the health centre with blankets, nappies, and baby clothes.

We met with Ebrima Sabally, nurse in charge at the health centre to discuss the impact of the project.
His report states:

‘The impact of this pack to the health centre and the needy has been huge:

  • It has minimized the baby having sepsis infection
  • It controls the babies body temperature especially when they are properly wrapped in the cloth
  • It encourages most of the women to come and deliver their babies in the facility.
  • The monthly delivery has increased due to the baby pack that they receive.

The babies delivered in the facility for the year 2022 is 480, an increase on the previous year. I believe 50% of the delivery was because of the baby pack and the good nursing service that is rendered in the health centre.’

More information about the project can be found in the projects section.