Bentley CE Primary School

Bentley CE Primary School

Supporting Sitahuma School in The Gambia

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

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[p]We are delighted to be teaming up with Kaira Konko again this year in supporting our friends and the Sitahuma School in The Gambia. [/p][p]We have created some special cards, beautifully printed on 100% biodegradable paper made with 100% green energy, to celebrate your kind donations. There are six to choose from. [/p][p]Simply donate your chosen amount towards one of these super projects and we will provide you with your card. It would make a lovely Easter gift to a family member or friend - or just look fabulous stuck on the front of the fridge![/p][p][b]£5 will help feed a child for a term[/b][/p][p]The World Food Programme provides lunches for pupils but portions are meagre and the funding does not cover the full academic year. Your donation of £5 will help to buy giant sacks of rice, big bottles of oil and hundreds of onions and stock cubes to deliver to local schools across a wide local area. Fresh vegetables, and sometimes fish, are then added to make up a filling meal for every child. Just like at Bentley, lunchtime is eagerly anticipated. The children run to the kitchen in great excitement then find somewhere shady with their friends, to eat and chat. A good mid-day meal allows children to focus on their learning and helps all families to be able to send their children to school.[/p][p][b]£5 will enable us to buy two good quality footballs from the local market.[/b][/p][p]Just as in Bentley, children in Sitahuma love playing games and football is very popular. You can see children in this photo playing football barefoot with a bundle of cloth as a substitute football. The fundraising from Bentley has helped to buy footballs, basketballs and hoops for children at school. These have been really appreciated by the children and it would be great to provide similar sports equipment for other local village schools too.[/p][p][b]£15 will provide a child with the uniform, shoes and stationery they need to start school[/b][/p][p]School and education is so important to provide lifelong opportunities for all children and the Early Years are key. In the Gambia schooling is free for pupils but they are required to have a school uniform, shoes, exercise books and stationery equipment. These items can be too costly for many families, preventing children from getting an education which could improve their lives or just stopping them from starting their learning journey until they are older. Children always start at Grade 1 and therefore each class has children of a very wide variety of ages. Your donation could help a child start their journey earlier and pay for all the supplies they need.[/p][p][b]£3 will buy the Mother's Club more supplies for their soap making venture[/b][/p][p]The Mother’s Club at Sitahuma is very similar to our amazing PTFA . Fundraising in 2019 supported their soap making course. Since then, they collect leaves from local trees such as moringa, neem and mahogany, which all have medicinal properties, and use them to make soap each week. The process has enabled the Mother’s Group to contribute to the community in many ways. They not only sell the soap to the Sitahuma families, but also to other villages. Your support is benefiting many children and families by supporting health and well-being. It will be used to buy more moulds and materials to make extra batches, and to train more groups in other rural areas.[/p][p][b]£10 will help with the school garden[/b][/p][p]In every Gambian school you will find a garden for the pupils to learn how to grow vegetables which are used for healthy school lunches. Every home has a vegetable garden to supplement family meals, so gardening skills are essential.[/p][p]Banana trees cost £1 and each tree can eventually grow over 100 bananas each year. All garden crops can be easily damaged by drought, heavy rain and also by passing hungry goats and cows, if the fences are not secure! With your donation we can buy spades, set up water pipes, mend or create fences or walls and to buy more banana, mango and cashew trees.[/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

23 Mar 2021

Supporters


Mar 31, 2021

Alex Farrant

Happy Easter to all at Bentley!

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Mar 30, 2021

Anonymous

£214.00


Mar 29, 2021

Mrs Rushin

To educate a junior child

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Mar 23, 2021

Turk family

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Mar 22, 2021

Stratton-Brown family

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Mar 22, 2021

Lauren M

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Mar 21, 2021

Alana

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Mar 21, 2021

L EB

FROM L EB FOR TWO SCHOOL LUNCHES

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Mar 21, 2021

Anonymous

From Issy, Lola and Tom to buy school lunches

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Mar 19, 2021

The Hammertons

From a family of keen gardeners for the school garden!

£10.00

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