We are a charity set up to sponsor people from within the Western Coastal Region in The Gambia who want to train to be a teacher. The cost of the training is beyond the means of the people we sponsor. Our interest in this project stems from a holiday in March 2012. We are based in North Wales. Our visit to the Mansa Colley Bojang Nursery School resulted in us wanting to support the children by helping to provide them with qualified teachers. Muctarr Bojang was our first contact in The Gambia and the person responsible for setting up Mansa Colley.
In February 2016 we returned to The Gambia and as well as visiting all of our teachers in their schools, we attended a meeting of the Early Childhood Development Association (ECDA) Executive Committee, a group of headteachers in the Western Coastal Region. We are delighted to report that we now have a thriving partnership with the ECDA who select teacher trainees on SAGT’s behalf. The ECDA also carry out a number of other welfare matters supporting our teachers throughout their training. Also, Chillel Bojang, who is based at Mansa Colley, has agreed to continue our admin work in The Gambia in consultation with the ECDA. We are very grateful to Chillel for her work on behalf of SAGT.
Steve, Sue, Peter, David and Nigel