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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

Joint Venture Agreement Signed

It was a long week but BASIG finally have a Joint Venture Agreement signed that will see all of our nursery school graduates attending Abba Bi Lingual primary school through to Year 6!
We are so pleased at the charity that we continue to make such a positive impact on the area and the lives of […]

By |July 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off

End of Term Review

Well its that time of year again where we say goodbye to the next set of graduates. This year we have 11 who are leaving us and going on to the next stage. We have exciting news that we have set up a Joint Venture Agreement that will see all of our nursery school graduates attending […]

By |July 26th, 2016|News|Comments Off

Generous Donation to Fund School for a YEAR!

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 from the charitable trust of the late Ruth Rendell. As Baroness Rendell of Babergh she would completely agree with the education of young people in Africa being of vital importance […]

By |April 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off

March 2016 School Visit

Our Trustee, Alan Seager went to the school on Friday 18 March just before the children broke up for Easter. The teachers and children alike all seemed in very high spirits and were pleased to see Alan.

Alan carried out a thorough inspection of the school both inside and out which was in very good condition. […]

By |April 6th, 2016|News|Comments Off

Latest Maintenance Projects

Both the SOS School and the Nursery School have had some TLC these past few weeks. The SOS School have had classrooms 10& 11 refurbished and the Nursery School has had some exterior paintwork carried out.

SOS School Classrooms 10 & 11

Nursery School – Exterior Paintwork

By |February 23rd, 2016|News|Comments Off

Football Kits Well Received

An impromptu football match was arranged during the latest visit between a few village children in Bakau. The children had a fabulous time in their new kits and made them feel part of a real team. The tree in the middle of the pitch didn’t deter them and they enjoyed the game with lots of […]

By |December 3rd, 2015|News|Comments Off

Thank you letter from SOS School

By |November 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Remembering Julie

Yesterday was an emotional day for our Trustees and everyone at the school as we remembered Julie Seager, Founder & Trustee of BASIG who sadly passed away in 2013. She was a very special lady and her determination and commitment to the building of the school led it to be the wonderful success it is […]

By |November 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off