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The work at the Sunu Buga Buga Growing in The Gambia is mainly focused on providing a quality education for children who for various reasons lack the resources to attend school in the vicinity. Since our opening, the Sunu Buga Buga has been providing education in values and knowledge.
What began as ABC workshops paved the way for the school. Starting in classrooms made of sticks and palm leaves, the Sunu Buga Buga School is now a kindergarten and primary cycle school, with a solid building, properly organized, officially recognized and well valued by the Gambian Ministry of Education.
Being in the heart of the community, the land where the school has been built was purchased in 2014, construction began two years later and it was completed in the first half of 2017.
The school currently has 165 pupils in infant and primary education. In addition, this academic year 2021/22 Sunu Buga Buga is helping financially by sponsoring 36 students, thereby allowing them to continue their secondary studies at another school.
In the afternoons, the educational work is extended to all the children in the community, i.e. those who attend other schools in the mornings are also part of Sunu Buga Buga.
The centre offers a playroom service, where children from the community come to play, to paint and to read and where workshops are held to supplement their education, such as dance, karate, sewing, handicrafts, theatre...
There are more than 300 children here. Due to the large number of children and our rather basic infrastructure, we divide the groups into older children (from 8 to 14 years old), who come to the centre on Mondays and Wednesdays, and the youngest group (from 2-3 years old to 8 years old), who come on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
On Saturday afternoons we have cinema for all ages. If the electricity doesn’t let us down we show two films.
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