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Charity Race Night

A great evening was had on Saturday 5th October for our Race Night, raising important funds for the BASIG project (Build a School in Gambia). The grand total at the end of the ‘meet’ was a fantastic £1500. What a super result for the organisers, providing much needed funds for the various projects underway.

The evening […]

By |October 15th, 2013|News|12,423 Comments

July 2013 team visit report

The team left Gatwick for The Gambia at 09.30 Tuesday 23 July, members of the group included Trustee’s Julie, Helen, her Mum Dianna also Billy who helped with the original build, his partner Christa and myself. More than our usual quota of baggage saw us fully loaded with school and admin equip along with many […]

By |August 8th, 2013|News|15,235 Comments

Help to make a difference!

BASIG Trustees and members invite you to join our “Top 100 Club”

Club members pay £5 each month into the Charity’s bank account by standing order. Fifty per cent of the total collected becomes the prize fund, which is distributed by monthly draw, and the remaining 50% goes directly to the Charity. The prize fund will […]

By |July 16th, 2013|News|15,566 Comments

Charity Golf Day on 16th May 2014

The BUILD A SCHOOL IN GAMBIA project is hosting a fund-raising golf day on 16th May 2014 to raise the funds required for ongoing funding of the MARTIN ENGLEFIELD NURSERY SCHOOL OF SUKUTA.

The entry fee for a team of four is £350.00. There will be a full program of events and the entry fee will include bacon rolls […]

By |July 9th, 2013|News|15,641 Comments

2013 Charity Golf Day Report

Build a School in Gambia Charity Golf Day Report

The Build a School in Gambia Charity were delighted to have hosted their third annual charity golf day held recently on the stunning Gainsborough golf course at Stoke by Nayland on Friday May 17th.

At 11.00am 128 golfers teed off for a ‘shotgun’ start in chilly conditions, competing […]

By |May 31st, 2013|News|13,137 Comments

News Update and Forthcoming Fundraising Event

Charity trustees Alan Seager, Julie Seager and Martin Englefield have returned from their recent visit to The Gambia following which they are able to report on progress as follows;

The school having opened on September 24 2012 the prime objective was to ensure teaching standards and requirements were being met in accordance with criteria set out […]

By |April 13th, 2013|News|15,440 Comments

First Term Report

The school opened on September 24th 2012 to mark the beginning of the 2012/2013 academic year. Both Froebel and Montessori methods are being applied to give the pupils a head start for primary school education. These methods firstly allow children to engage in psychological self-construction by means of interaction with their environments, secondly children, especially […]

By |January 24th, 2013|News|15,485 Comments

Charity Golf Day on 17th May 2013

The BUILD A SCHOOL IN GAMBIA project is hosting a fund-raising golf day on 17th May 2013 to raise the funds required get for ongoing funding of the MARTIN ENGLEFIELD NURSERY SCHOOL OF SUKUTA.

The entry fee for a team of four is £350.00. There will be a full program of events and the entry fee […]

By |January 16th, 2013|News|12,492 Comments

BASIG Charity Golf Day

The 2nd Annual Build a School in Gambia Charity Golf Day has been run and won with 124 golfers participating challenging for both team and individual honours. The day was run again at Stoke by Nayland golf club and in very pleasant weather conditions which was a relief to the organisers considering the rather wet […]

By |November 11th, 2012|News|17,288 Comments

Grand Opening

Build a School in the Gambia (BASIG) charity trustees and members on Sunday inaugurated Martin Englefield Nursery School in Sukuta. The school is funded by our charity in the UK, founded by Martin Englefield and Alan Seager.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Fatou Jallow, head-mistress of the school, said the school activities will be based on […]

By |October 2nd, 2012|News|15,704 Comments