Workshops in Nursery Education November – December 2012

On November 7th three of us, all retired teachers, headed out to The Gambia to run workshops in Nursery Education. Sixty seven nursery teachers attended the workshops over a period of three weeks, the first two  in Banjul and the third in Bwiam, about 115km inland.The workshops […]

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Presidents of the Teacher Unions meet Joe Griffin and Jim Henry of GIVE

January 7th 2013 Unions unite to support education initiative in the Gambia by GIVE. Pictured above are the presidents of the three teacher unions in Ireland with Mr. Joe Griffin, Ms. Renee Hickey Gormley and Mr. Jim Henry of GIVE.

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Gambia Trip 2013

On the 9th January 2013 we are all set for the latest trip to the Gambia.  There are 31 people travelling on this occasion, a big increase from last year.  Everyone is looking forward to a very interesting time where all their years of teaching experience will […]

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Fundraising Quiz

Thursday 15th November 2012, Scoil Bhríde, Kill, Co. Kildare ran a fundraising quiz for GIVE.  The funds raised were for the purchase of 10 laptops to be used in the Skill Centres in The Gambia.  The laptops have now been purchased and distributed among the volunteers who […]

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Report on recent trip to The Gambia 2012

REPORT JAN/FEB 2012: Three Areas were targeted as areas where help was needed and could be effective as follows. Report on Mentoring Trainee Teachers Workshops for teachers in Nursery Education Skill Centres Mentoring Trainee Teachers In January and February 2012 fifteen retired teachers (12 Primary plus 3 Post […]

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RTÉ Radio 1: Documentary on One ‘Old School, New School

“The Republic of The Gambia is the smallest country on the African mainland and one of its poorest countries. In 1997, the government of The Gambia introduced free primary education for all. The implementation of this policy has resulted in an education system that is struggling to […]

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Accommodation in The Gambia

To date teachers have stayed at the Bungalow Beach Hotel – see link: or Mansea Hotel- see link  The Mansea Hotel Alternative accommodation is used for up country Workshops.

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Minister for Education

The Gambian Minister for Education visits GIVE.

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