Contact Address Details:
Albaraca Nursery School
1 Greater Banjul
The Albaraca School in Sukuta was first opened its doors to
in January, 1998 with just 25 pupils. Today it has nursery
places for 150 children covering the ages of 3 to 7 years
of old. Their are 4 qualified teachers trained at the Gambia
College, a classroom assistant, caretaker and kitchen supervisor
as well as the principal.
How to Sponsor A Child:
In Gambia nursery schools don't receive government aid it
is entirely dependent on voluntary donations and child sponsorship
for their education.
There is a minimum contribution of £30 per annum (payable
each August). You will be delivered a sponsorship form which
you should return with your cheque or fill in the details
instructing a standing order.
All the money from sponsorship goes directly towards the running
costs of the kindergarten (mostly on teacher's salaries).
During the first term all benefactors receive a picture of
their child / teacher and a newsletter. At the end of the
academic year (July / August) sponsors will receive a school
report on their educational progress during the year.
There are currently 4 classrooms named the Athene for the
youngest children, the Langham meant for kids aged 3 and 4,
the Dr Joyce Symons classroom for children aged 5 to 6, the
Stiffkey for kids aged 6 to 7. There is also the headteacher's
office and storeroom building, a library, toilet blocks and
a kitchen to serve up nutritious, healthy meals.
Its trustees are based in The Gambia and in the UK and coordinate
their work to ensure the efficient running of the school.
They send regular shipments of educational supplies and garments.
The aim of the nursery is to avoid teaching by repetition
but to allow the teachers to educate the kids through independent
learning by using toys and games.
The children's parents / guardians are obliged to pay a very
small amount of money towards their education (less than 20
pence per month).