Mandela School was closed down in March 2015 leaving 170 plus children without access to education. The charity worked with the Education Department and decided that it could take on the responsibility of running a nursery school. Ebo Town Nursery School was formed. The charities aim was to give children a FREE education and set up a sponsorship programme, whereby a suggested donation from £25.00 per year per child, would go some way to covering wages, uniforms and all educational material. Ebo Town Nursery School is built on love and suport for the physical and emotional needs of both the children and their familes, through partience and hard work we are now a fully recognised school in The Gambia, and have our school license.
We operate within the grounds of a government run school (Tallinding Lower Basic). After many meetings a Memorandum of Understanding was signed allowing the charity to use the bulding until April 2020. It was promised that all our 7 year old children would get automatic transfer to Grade 1 education.
We had to start the school from scratch, we had tables, benches, blackboards, made locally. We put out appeals for educational equipment, we were giving some very generoud donations from local schools in the UK, we shippped out sand pits, rocking horses, puzzles, reading books, and plenty of stationery. We have created two classrooms Rainbows for our 4-5 year old, and Butterfly class for our 6-7 year olds. We designed our school logo and had uniforms made, pale blue for our Rainbow children, and Navy Blue for our Butterfly children. We employed our staff, which were attending Teacher training college.
MOTTO: WE ARE PLANTING SEEDS FOR THE FUTURE.