Building Futures in the Gambia is a registered charity.

 Charity status confirmed by Charity Commission 26/11/2014. Registered Charity No. 1159520

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Building Futures in The Gambia

Registered Charity No. 1159520

Through several meetings with the Village Development Committee (VDC), chaired by the Alkolo and Iman, it has been decided that BFiG be granted the permission and opportunity to work in collaboration with the community to build a nursery School.

Having gained the full support of the village committee; the Permanent Secretary for Education and also the local National Assembly Representative (the Honorable Mr Lamin Jatta), it is the intention of BFiG to tender for quotations for the construction in the first instance of a three classroom block, office and toilet facilities.

To begin the project, the land, measuring 30 x 60 metres, will be leveled and prepared for the first phase of construction, which will include an initial classroom and toilet block.

Busumbala on Google Earth

The next exciting project for BFiG is the development of a new nursery school for the village of Busumbala. Located approximately 3km from Makumbaya and Bafuloto Quarry, Busumbala is an expanding semi-rural locality with a dire need for nursery school provision.

The Busumbala Nursery School Projectl

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Busumbala Nursery School - A Construction Timeline

In May 2014, the land was flattened and made ready for the foundations to be laid.

Faks, Lamin and Mo are the ‘Building Futures in the Gambia representatives out in The Gambia.

BFiG teams up with Mr. Alieu Sonko of Balosar General Trading and Construction. Building of Busumbala Nursery School is about to commence.

In April 2015, work on the foundations began…

…and the outline of Busumbala Nursery School…

…began to appear!

In August 2015…

…the concrete base for classroom 1 and the Head Teacher’s office was laid.

Notice how green the land looks because of the recent rainy season.

In February 2016, work commenced on the walls for classroom 1 and the Head Teacher’s office and library.

Classroom 1 will be named the Farafang Jatta classroom…

…to remember the Busumbala Village Committee member who worked closely alongside BFiG but sadly passed away in January 2016.

Work on the walls was completed by the start of March 2016…

…which meant that…

…work could commence on the roof!

And so now, we need a roof, doors and shutters for the windows, plastering and then a toilet block…and then, we can open Busumbala Nursery School.

Following that, we can start work on classroom 2 and then classroom 3.

Please watch this video.

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