The Projects - Jappineh Nursery School
The village’s first nursery was founded at the end of 2004 by a teenage volunteer who had only recently left school herself and was working with no equipment. Having started teaching the children underneath a tree, by November 2006 they had temporarily moved to an almost derelict room in a village compound which was far too small.
The African Oyster Trust has worked with Kira Dalton and money from the Sir Howard Dalton Fund (a fund created following the untimely death of Kira’s husband in 2007), to create brand new facilities in Jappineh.
Three classrooms have been completely renovated, furnished and equipped, and two more teachers have been recruited. Pupil numbers are now in excess of 100, and the community is delighted to, at last, have access to proper nursery education.
The African Oyster Trust continues to support Jappineh Nursery School, including contributions towards teaching and food costs.
As well as being in a very poor region of Gambia, Jappineh is also remote and relatively inaccessible. This causes considerable problems with healthcare, so a new clinic has also been a major Trust project. This is an essential facility, providing 24 hour per day outpatient treatment, a pharmacy, obstetric care and in-patient wards, as well as a mobile clinic/ambulance.
Click here for more information on the clinic project in Jappineh.
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