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Jack was one of our very first teachers to qualify (PTC), working at Mansa Colley Bojang Nursery School.

Sponsor a Gambian Teacher sponsors trainee teachers in The Gambia. All trainee teachers study at The School of Education at The Gambia College in Brikama for 3 years, which is a college of The University of the Gambia. Trainee teachers work full time at their schools and complete their studies at weekends and in school holidays at the college. Teachers train either in Early Childhood Development (ECD) or a Primary Teacher Certificate (PTC).

SAGT is currently sponsoring 23 teachers in 18 schools across the Western Coastal Region. Details are below.

 

2017 / 18
This a complete list of the teachers who are receiving sponsorship for the academic year 2017/18:

Joko at Santo Su
Madiba at Nyatota
Jainabe at Tanji Life
Musa at WYCE
Edward at Xavier
Chillel at Mansa Colley
Binta B at Sare Biji
Christina at Mansa Colley
Arsen at Kindergarten Meschede 2
Binta at Pirang
Mariama at Brikama Nema
Theresa at Kindergarten Meschede
Janet at Kindergarten Meschede
Mariatou at Santo Su
Martina at St Cecilia
Ida at Latria
Kadijatou at Marina
Janet at Deeper Life
Maimuna at Hands on Academy
Modou at Rainbow
Dawda at Fufor
Fatou at WYCE
Jarra at Mansa Colley

2016 / 17

Joko at Santo – Su
Binta S at Step by Step
Maimuna at Yundum Barracks
Madiba at Nyatota
Bernard at Jamisa Yiriwa
Raymond at Children of Gambia Service
Agnes at St James Holy Service
Jainabe at Tanji Life
Musa at WYCE
Edward at Xavier
Chillel at Mansa Colley
Binta J at Sare Biji
Bakary at Tanji Life
Christina at Mansa Colley
Arsen at Kindergarten Meschede 2
Binta G at Pirang

March 2016
Here is an updated list of schools and teachers, following our February 2016 visit to The Gambia:
Mansa Colley Bojang – Fatou sponsored until August 2016 -qualified
Foni Sonita – Ellen sponsored until August 2016 – qualified
Jambanjeli – Joko sponsored until August 2016 – qualified
Xavier School – Mariam sponsored until August 2016 – qualified
Step by Step, Kitty – Binta S sponsored until August 2017
Santo – Su – Joko sponsored until August 2018
Yundum Barracks Nursery School – Maimuna sponsored until August 2017
Nyatoto Nursery School – Madiba sponsored until August 2018
St.Peter’s Nursery School – Anna sponsored until August 2016 – qualified
Sangega Nursery School – Sainabou sponsored until August 2016 – qualified
Jamisa Yiriwa Nursery School – Bernard sponsored until August 2017
Children of Gambia Service School – Raymond sponsored until August 2017
St James Holy School – Agnes sponsored until August 2017

June 2015
We are pleased to list the following schools involved in our sponsorship of trainee teachers:
Santo – Su Nursery School – Joko (ECD) sponsored from September 2015 to August 2018
Yundum Barracks Nursery School – Maimuna (ECD) sponsored from September 2014 to August 2017
Nyatoto Nursery School – Madiba (ECD) sponsored from September September 2015 to August 2018
St.Peter’s Nursery School – Anna (ECD) sponsored from September 2014 to August 2016
Sangega Nursery School – Sainabou (ECD) sponsored from September 2014 to August 2016
Jamisa Yiriwa Nursery School – Bernard (ECD) sponsored from September 2014 to August 2017
Children of Gambia Service School – Raymond (ECD) sponsored from September 2014 to August 2017
St James Holy School – Agnes (ECD) sponsored from September 2015 to August 2017

January 2015
Step by Step Nursery School is in Kitty Village near Brikama and SAGT is sponsoring the only teacher who is training there. The other teachers are all unqualified volunteers from the village, with the exception of the headteacher. Mr Nfamara is the headteacher, working on a voluntary basis as he has a job working in another school as well.

St Mathew’s Nursery School in Bessi. Ellen has moved here from the school in Buram Village which unfortunately had to close. She is the only teacher in the school which is about a one hour drive away from Brikama. Like her previous school, Ellen works in a very poor situation that SAGT are trying to improve through support from the headteachers who form the Western Division Early Childhood Development Association (ECDA) Committee: an association with a responsibility for managing educational matters in that area of The Gambia. (We are pleased to report that for her final year of sponsorship, Ellen has moved to Foni Sonita School where she is supported by another teacher, who is also the headteacher.

Xavier Nursery School, Farato in Kombo North District. Mariam is our newest sponsored teacher and works alongside other qualified teachers. The headteacher, Mr Mendy values her very highly and had no hesitation in recommending Mariam to us for teacher training sponsorship. Mr Mendy started the school in 2008 with the help of the local people.

April 2014
Kobisala Nursery and Primary School is in Sanyang Village, near Brikama. The headteacher is Mr Bojang. Kobisala School was established in 2006 as a nursery school and became a primary school in the 2012 / 2013 academic year. Currently the school has around 125 pupils.

St.Maksymillian Nursery School is in Buram Village in Foni Bintang – Karenai, one of the nine districts of The Gambia’s Western Division. This school was able to open in April 2014 due to SAGT’s sponsorship of its one trainee teacher. There is one class based in an old church in the village. The location is roughly 2 hours from Brikama, by car. (Unfortunately this school had to close – see below.)

Please note that some of the above teacher trainees have already started their training but were unable to continue without SAGT sponsorship. All teachers train for 3 years.