Bansang Educational Appeal

Bansang Educational Appeal

Charity information

Bansang Educational Appeal

We support schools and students in and around Bansang town in Gambia, West Africa. We sponsor students at secondary level education and provide resources to all levels of school in the form of materials and building projects.

Founded 2008

  • Mission statement

    The Bansang Educational Appeal was set up in October 2008. It is a charity that aims to help the children of Bansang, in The Gambia to complete their school education.

    The average monthly income is 720 Dalasi (£18) and currently a bag of rice to feed a family for a month costs 850 Dalasi. Most families find it difficult to fund the costs of their children going to school. Children who have lost one or both parents struggle to find sponsors to enable them to attend school. Education for girls is now free, thanks to both International Aid and the Gambian Government, but costs of uniform, books, shoes, extra study fees and writing materials still need to be met. Boys need to find money for these too, but they also have to pay both termly and examination fees.

  • Aims

    Bansang Educational Appeal aims to:

    • To enable students from impoverished backgrounds in the area to complete their education to secondary level.
    • To provide learning support to schools in and around Bansang.
  • Overview

    Established: October 2008

    Registered Charity Number: 1139982

    Board members: 5

    Phone number: 07817390705

    Address: 34 Bounstead Road CO2 0DF

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