The Spring of Life School
The Spring of Life School is in the Sinchu Alagie area, and was founded in 2015 by 3 friends Joseph Mendy, Andrew Mendy and Paul Gomez. Their aim is to give children who would not otherwise be able to go to school a chance to access an education and in their words “to narrow the gap between the have and the have nots and help give them a springboard into life”.
There are 150 children in the school which caters for Pre-Nursery to Grade 2 (ages 4-7). The area around the school is very poor and the school itself has very few resources, classrooms need refurbishing and some of the children are being taught in classrooms that have corrugated metal sheets for walls and roofs.
Project Gambia first visited the school in November 2019 then again in February 2020. During both visits students and adult volunteers from King Edward VI College Stourbridge (Nov 2019) and The Royal School Wolverhampton (Feb 2020) engaged the children in a range of activities and games. We also started to refurbish the school which will continue to do on future visits.
The school also received school resources and equipment from the container that arrived in The Gambia in January 2021.
We are looking forward to working with the school more closely and helping to make a difference to these children’s lives.
Andrew Mendy one of the founders writes: “Project Gambia, you are truly dedicated to making a difference to the lives of children in The Gambia. The children and staff at Spring of Life Nursery School have greatly loved interacting with the teams that have visited. We value your friendship and support in helping us to continue impacting and shaping the lives of children. Thank you for all you do!”