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Minister for Education, The Gambia with some of the GIVE Volunteers

Nursery Education

The decision to hold workshops for nursery school teachers in 2012 was made in response to requests from School principals and Education Coordinators during the group’s first visit to The Gambia in 2011.
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Trainee Teacher Mentoring

At the end of our fact finding mission in 2011, Isatou Ndow head of Education at Gambia College and Joe Griffin of GIVE agreed to explore a collaborative role in the mentoring of Trainee Teachers who were working full time in the classroom.
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Skill Centres

A relatively new initiative, the Skill Centres cater for girls aged 17 to 20 who have finished with or opted out of education at 12/13 years of age.
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The Republic of The Gambia is one of the smallest and poorest country’s in Africa and lies about 13o north of the equator with a 50 mile Atlantic coastline. The country extends 300 miles into the African Continent, tracing the river Gambia, and is enveloped on 3 sides by Senegal.

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About GIVE

The Gambia Ireland Volunteers in Education (GIVE) had its origins way back in 1974 when two young country teachers met while working in a new school, Scoil Cholmcille, Tallaght.

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