Pupils from Ambergate Sports College, alongside pupils from Bottesford Primary School, have been collecting books for a school in Africa. The unused books were then shipped by the Grantham Sunrise Rotary Club, to The Gambia.
Along with the books, Sunrise members also donated stationary, soap and hand sanitiser using funds from Grantham Sunrise Rotary charity account and a Rotary Foundation matching grant.
The books were presented to the Headteacher at Jalambang Lower Basic School in the township of Kombo.
Isatou Colly, Headteacher said:
“Everything in the packages is important and will go a long way in helping us combat the menace of Covid-19 and we intend to give out the books and stationary to all, especially the more needy and the most hard-working.”
Ashley Caress, Headteacher at Ambergate said:
“This project is an excellent use of book resources which are now redundant for our updated curriculum. We are so pleased that they are being put to good use.”
The project was spearheaded by member Heather Wright, who has spent some considerable time in The Gambia over the years and has been supported by the Sunrise Rotarians.
[Picture courtesy of Sunrise Rotarians]