Week ending 25th January 2019
we were pleased to welcome Wendy and Philip Pulling again as
regular visitors to Sunrise. Wendy and Philip sponsor Adama Dem
(one of last years' LB6 leavers) and current student, Bubacarr
Wally Jeng. They are pictured here, on the right, with Mr Cham
(Education Director) and Ramatoulie Ceesay (Admin Assistant).
Humphries has been helping us again, clearly enjoying his work!
This time painting blackboards with some UK sourced paint. This
produces a great finish as the second picture shows. Steve has
also helped us capture some great pictures for the blog.
the Bantaba, run by Mrs Alimatou Jammeh, was underway when Steve
popped in to catch the students preparing to start work and took
students often pose when they see a camera, as demonstrated by
Mary Harding (far left).
Week ending 18th January 2019
We have managed to find a new Classroom
Assistant to join us; Hassanaou Bah (in pink) was appointed to
Lower Basic on 7th January. She attended Kotu Senior
Secondary School from 2015 – 2018. She sat to the West African
Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and graduated in
2018. This is her first employment.
We are also
being host to Ya Abie Janko (in patchwork colours). She is a
student at Gambia College on their two year primary teacher training
diploma programme. She
started this programme in September 2017 and hopes to finish in
2019. She is on attachment at Sunrise Centre for T2 from January
– April 2019. Our very own Yassin Yammeh (one of our classroom
assistant)s is also doing her teaching attachment for the same
course at Sunrise and should graduate with her diploma in 2019
This week we had a
planned (and notified) Fire Practice. As it was the first this
year, we briefed all the new youngsters to make sure that they
understood. The evacuation took 5 minutes.
Sunrise garden has been cleared of weeds and is coming back to
life again. The delay this year was because of water shortages
on the whole site. Gambia has a much improved electricity supply
now but the next challenge seems to be water in some areas,
including our part of Bakoteh. The priority for water use has
not, therefore, been for the garden.
pictures show the latest crop of cassava that been planted and
beds prepared for other vegetables.
Week ending 11th January 2019
Happy New Year!
is the start of our second term of the academic year in the
Sunrise Centre and the middle of the tourist season now. We had
regular visitors to Sunrise on Thursday (from L to R) Joyce
Derry, Jane Derry, Tracy Hill and Christopher Hill. They brought
lots of resources, thank you.
Jane, Tracy & Christopher sponsor students at Sunrise and
Christopher is our Facebook administrator.
were delighted to welcome Chris & Steve Humphries back to The
Gambia this week. They are planning to come regularly to
volunteer again at Sunrise. Thanks again!
every night at this time of year we see beautiful sunsets down
at the beach. These are very short but spectacular when the air
is dusty because the sun sets really quickly in the tropics.
Our Cookery Teacher, Mrs
Alimatou Jammeh, is seen here with some of the lads in Skills
She finally received here
Diploma certificate from Gambia Tourism and Hospitality
Institute. Although she knew that she had passed the course last
year, she has had to wait patiently for the proof, now being