Charity no 1139982
Education as a way out of poverty



  Annabel Kerr spent 18 months working in Bansang Hospital between 2004 and 2006 in association with the Bansang Hospital Appeal. During this time she met and sponsored many pupils who were keen to learn, but lacked the financial support to remain in school. She also visited the local schools, and taught basic English and Maths in her spare time. She found the teachers in Bansang to be motivated and hardworking, but struggling with the poor resources available and classroom conditions. Teaching in a classroom in temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius for 10 hours a day with a class of 50 children certainly isn't easy!
   The actual cost per month needed to help support a child in school is minimal to us here, but is a significant burden to families in The Gambia. A little of your money can go a long way. Annabel has developed the Bansang Educational Appeal to enable other Bansang students who suffer financial hardship to benefit from sponsorship. She is helped in this by four other trustees (Isabelle Courcha, Jemma Flynn, Juliette Nebel and Peter Ward) who help to run the charity. To put it into perspective, the cost of a pack of cigarettes, a couple of pints of beer or a latte and piece of cake would sponsor a child's education for a month. As we are a small charity our overheads are minimal and you can be sure all your donations go direct to where they are needed. 
  Developing countries are struggling to lift themselves out of poverty but without educating their children this is almost impossible. Your help and support really does make a difference.

September 21, 2018