Makumbaya Lower Basic School, Makumbaya Village the Gambia

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My Dad and I went round Makumbaya Lower Basic School to visit some of the children that are sponsored by
Harmony Gambia, as you can see a lot of the children are very poor and don't even posess a pair of shoes.

To sponsor a child in this school via Harmony Gambia it costs just £35 a year. This sum includes Books, Uniform and Tuition. Harmony Gambia guarantee that all the money that is donated will go to one named child and that the child will contact them by post at least once a term with news of their scholastic progress after each assessment/exam. Sponsorship must be seen as an ongoing commitment as once a child has been sponsored it is very hard for this to be taken away. All of the children and their families know the conditions of sponsorship which include a letter to the sponsor every term, regular attendance for lessons and a complete ban on contacting sponsors for any extra money. Penpal type letters are fine but if the family needs any extra help they must approach the charity via Talibo Saidy the representative in the Gambia.

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