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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

Next Visit Planned – Nov 2015

It’s that time of year again when the Trustees are planning their next visit to visit the school for the annual maintenance inspection and yearly appraisals. It’s important for the charity to make sure that the school is running well and if there are any issues with the building the team put a plan into […]

By |October 22nd, 2015|News|Comments Off

Young players donate kits to BASIG

Young players from Cornard Dynamos Youth Football Club handed over a hundred of their unused and old kits to  Build a School in Gambia last week. They were received by the charity’s co-founder Alan Seager who intends to distribute the red and black strips to the children living in the small Gambian village called Sukuta […]

By |October 9th, 2015|News|Comments Off

Charity Boxing Match

A huge well done to our very own Boxing Inferno Helen Fenton who took part in a Charity Boxing Match on Friday 17th July to raise funds for the school in Gambia. The charity is very close to Helen’s heart so she was prepared to take the punches to raise important funds for the children. […]

By |July 21st, 2015|News|Comments Off

Local Press Coverage

Our recent golf day and dinner have hit the local press bringing some new exposure to the charity. We have recently featured in the local Hadleigh Community News Magazine for June and on the Love Golf pages of the East Anglian Daily Times. Great news!

By |June 24th, 2015|News|Comments Off