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Posts from — January 2010

Bakau – Abubacarr – as – Siddiq Institute Lower Basic School

The children who attend this school are 8 – 14 years old. The main requirements for this multi-Islamic and Christian school include water, which will be able to be supplied by the water board at Karmic Angels costs by means of laying a pipeline to the school and installing a standpipe. The classrooms need concrete floors and rendering on walls and the toilets require complete roofing as there is none. Once again electricity is non existent.  This, too, needs to be rectified. This project over the forthcoming 4 years will require a cost of around £18,000.
Karmic Angels have gone ahead and revamped 3 of the nursery classrooms panting of the inside and outside of the classrooms and complete concreting the verandas.

January 13, 2010   No Comments

Brikama Medina

Unbelievable, but we were the first white people to visit their village for 40 years. The need here is great as they have no school at all for their primary children. There are over 180 children without a chance of education. Our aims are for the community to help build a 3 classroom complex, head teacher’s office and 2 toilets. Also, we aim to install a proper drinking water supply for the school and village. This will provide drinking water for everyone. The single well they have at present is only suitable for washing, therefore water has to be collected in buckets from 2/3 kms away in Brikama, a long walk  for children and adults alike in the searing heat. There is no electricity in the village so solar panels are a must. It is hoped to complete this project by 2012. The classrooms, office and toilets, costing in the region of £15,000 will be the first stage, followed by water/electricity by 2011/2012.

January 13, 2010   1 Comment

Busumbula Nursery School: 2009/2010

Helping to provide 4 classrooms as there are 84 children registered for schooling at the moment and during 2009 a further 150 children need educating at nursery 1 level. The school has to have a clean supply of water, which it does not have at the moment. This requires a borehole and pump for permanent water for both teachers and children. The school has no toilet facilities except for a pit latrine so toilets are a must. A fence is required as the school is in the open. This is necessary to protect and keep the children safe. Desks, chairs, blackboard, educational materials and wages for 4 qualified Gambian teachers are among the further needs.

They only have 1 classroom at present, 7m x 4m holding 84 children. The need here is huge but thanks to the Head teacher, Kebba Ceesay, donating his land permanently for the school, a start can be made this year. The total cost of the entire project is now around £30,000.

We are now also supporting a number of ORPHAN children between the ages of 3 & 6 who cannot pay their school fees each term. We have now sponsored 6 of these orphan children for 1 whole year’s schooling. Please look on and search Gambia Daily Observer then search Karmic Angels for this article and many more.

January 13, 2010   7 Comments

Caring Hands Clinic Kubuneh

April 2008 installed water pump and taps for running water inside and outside clinic all run under a temporary solar set up.

January 13, 2010   No Comments