In 2007 the charity Afrikaya was formed. Why? To build a nursery school for children who struggled to access education in The Gambia. The intention is to help the New Yundum community to take more control of their lives and eventually end their poverty through education.
Many of you help us to reach our goals through sponsorship, supporting our events and organising your own events in aid of Afrikaya. But whatever your support or interest, past, present or future, from the children of The Gambia, the community in New Yundum, and from us [the trustees], a heartfelt THANK YOU.
To find out more about the trustees of Afrikaya, go to About Us.
Click School to find out more about the staff and the school itself.
Land on which to build the school was purchased in September 2010. Whilst viewing the newly purchased land with the members of the local community, Geoff asked the name of the tree on the land. Immediately, Malang, the artist, responded:
“It is now named after the man who gave you fire (inspiration), Kebba. It is a reminder of him always with his strong roots”.
A symbol of STRENGTH, GROWTH and LIFE – a truly fitting tribute to his memory.
The Kebba tree is flanked on either side by 2 classrooms. The paved area underneath the Kebba tree is used as an outside classroom and assembly area.
To find out how Afrikaya started, go to History of Afrikaya