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Local Primary School, Whitton C.P raises £267 for the charity

The Year 2 children at Whitton C.P School have recently taken part in a 1km sponsored walk as part of their project work on Gambia and learning how different the country is to the UK.

They chose our charity to donate the £267 raised by their fundraising. The Trustees of the charity, Alan Seager, Martin Englefield […]

By |May 22nd, 2018|News|Comments Off

November 2017 Maintenance Trip

The Trustees had a successful trip in November and reported that things were going well at the school. The school had maintenance work carried out refreshing some of the outside paintwork. The garden has also been freshly planted as part of the school curriculum with the children learning some life long skills.

Again it was a very […]

By |December 10th, 2017|News|Comments Off

2017 Casino Night Raises £1000

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported our Charity Casino event this year. It was great fun and we raised almost £1,000 during the evening.  The BASIG team are very grateful to all of our supporters and a special thanks to Helen, Simon, David and DJ Perks who helped make […]

By |October 11th, 2017|News|Comments Off

Mrs Jallow Retires

Mrs Jallow’s contribution to the school has been outstanding and she has made it a wonderful learning environment for the children. Her hard work and dedication to training the teachers and members of staff will ensure that her legacy lives on. We now have a new headteacher in place, Mr Drammeh, who also runs the […]

By |July 31st, 2017|News|Comments Off

BASIG Celebrates Five Years!

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the charity so we had a party to celebrate. The children enjoyed a sports day followed by a party full of singing and dressing up in their tribal outfits.  However, the celebration was tinged with some sadness as our wonderful headteacher, Mrs Jallow, took the opportunity to announce […]

By |July 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off

2017 Golf Day & Dinner Raised £16000

Our event at Stoke by Nayland was a wonderful success with £16,000 being raised for the charity. Rain threatened most of the day but it did hold off for the main part with some light showers first thing.

The evening guests were entertained by Ronald Edward “Ron” Harris known by the nickname “Chopper”, a former English footballer […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Generous Donation from Ruth Rendell

This week the trustees and members of the Build a School in Gambia charity were completely overwhelmed having received a very generous donation of £5,000 for the second year running, from the charitable trust of the late Ruth Rendell. Giving to others was always very important to Ruth and so this gift has been made […]

By |April 18th, 2017|News|Comments Off

Have you entered the Golf Day 2017?

Still enough time to enter a team in our Build a School in Gambia annual charity golf day May 19th at Stoke by Nayland, great fun day, only a couple of places left so msg or ring me asap on 07730309670 if interested.


By |April 13th, 2017|News|Comments Off

Great Progress with the New Primary School Build

Building works continue on schedule with our joint venture at Abba. We have 11 of our graduating children starting primary school this week. We wish them all the very best success at their new school.


By |September 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Building Work Started on New School

Following the signing of our joint venture agreement with Abba Bi Lingual school last month we can inform you that our first BASIG graduates started primary school there on 1 August. As part of that agreement BASIG are to be funding the build of six additional classrooms, see images for quite impressive progress made in […]

By |August 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off