Last Monday, Karamba Saidybah, on behalf of Karamba Foundation and the residents of Toniataba, under the watchful eye of Gambian television, signed for the transfer of the land for the construction of a new technical school. The construction can start!!!
… but this is where the “Senior Secondary School” will soon rise!
In June 2020 we told you about our plans to set up a vocational school for the children in Toniataba and Soma, Gambia. And now the time has finally come, the construction has been approved, indeed, next September the school will already be completed!
The construction itself is financed by the MRC-Holland Foundation (www.foundation.mrc-holland.com), the running costs are covered by the Mobse, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (www.eduagambia.gm) and we are responsible for furnishing the practical classrooms.
So there is no time to lose, and that is why we are diligently looking for generous donors. Would you like to help us? You can help us in several ways:
- By donating materials to equip the practice rooms (tools, workbenches, etc.)
- By making a financial donation
- And of course by spreading this message as much as possible!
- Will you help us?
Arrived! The container that our volunteers loaded with goods at the beginning of August has arrived at the thrift shop of Karamba Saidybah in Soma, The Gambia! As you can see in the movie Karamba sent us, they immediately started unloading!
Loading a container is hard work, especially with these temperatures. But Teun, Niesje, Erik, Wim, Coen and Annelien have done the job again! This time the container contains a.o. school furniture of the Bernhard School Ermelo, computers of the Goede Herderschool
and sewing machines for Isatou! The container is expected to arrive in Soma at the end of August.
For trendy denim cushions (from € 8.50) and decorative doorstops (from € 5.50) made of denim you can also contact us. As with all articles made by our employees, the proceeds will go entirely to the foundation! For more information, please send us an email.
Going to school as a child is not a matter of course everywhere. Also in The Gambia many children do not get a chance to learn due to lack of money. Almost 80% of the population in The Gambia is unemployed and if there is income, it is often no more than € 20, – per month. With your help Karamba Foundation can ensure that more children can go to school. How can it be done?
For only € 5,00 a month, you can support a child so he or she gets the chance to go to school. In addition to one year of schooling, the child also receives a uniform, shoes and a school bag. But also a donation is always welcome.
Become a sponsor
To become a sponsor, just click the button below and choose the option “S€pa direct debit” (you can adjust the amount of money) or choose one of the other options.
To fill the pensil cases for the children in Toniataba, we are eagerly looking for all kinds of school supplies, such as erasers, pencil sharpeners, scissors, pens, pencils etc. Can you help us?
Besides bags and pen cases, we also make and sell aprons. You can even order them with your (company) name embroidered on them! For example, we have already made aprons for the employees of Koping Flora in Ermelo. The proceeds from the sale of the aprons, which are available from € 8.50, will go entirely to our foundation. Interested or need more information? You can reach us at info@stichtingkaramba.
From the pieces of cloth that remain after making the bags (see our previous post), volunteers Marina van Veen and Bep de Vries make pen cases for the school children in Toniataba, Gambia. We fill the cases with pens and pencils, donated by Open Doors. Do you have any school supplies left? We will be very happy with them!
Our creative all-rounders Niesje Last and Laurine Erends make the most beautiful bags from felt, jute and denim! The bags are for sale from € 9.50 and the proceeds of the sale will go entirely to the foundation. Interested? Mail us!