How You Can Help?

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  1. Afrikaya Sponsorship

You can sponsor Afrikaya either by monthly donation or as a one off donation: for general purposes or a specific project.

a. General donations

Your donation goes straight into the school fund and will be spent on whatever the school needs most at that time, allowing each child to directly benefit from this donation.

To make a donation, we would prefer you to donate via Virgin Money Giving. If you are a UK tax payer, this makes Gift Aid on your donation much easier for us to collect.

If you would prefer, you can set up a monthly Direct Debit, please email us on for more information.

For Virgin Money Giving, please opt into sharing your name and email address with the charity so we can thank you.

b. Child Sponsorship:

If you wish to sponsor an individual child, please go to Sponsor a Child

c. Choose Where Your Money Goes!

Be an active part of the Afrikaya Nursery School and choose where your money will go. Whatever your interest or size of donation, you can feel a big part of the make-up of the school.


Sponsor a school uniform for a non-sponsored child: Many of the families of non-sponsored children struggle to buy their school uniforms. Just £10 will buy 2 uniforms and school t shirt and skirt [for girls].

Sponsor a sack of rice: £20 will buy a week’s supply of rice for school lunches.

Sponsor Tiger, the school dog: £5 will go towards her food and vet’s bill.

Sponsor medication: £15 will buy a supply of malarial medication so that urgent cases can be treated on site by Baboucarr Sonko,  our school nurse. We regularly need to buy vitamin syrup, children’s pain killers, anti-fungal medication and so on

Sponsor the kitchen garden: £5 will buy seeds and pay for the additional help needed during site preparation and planting.

Sponsor school furniture: a chair for £10, with your name carved on it for a further £5; a school desk for £25; a classroom cupboard for £130.

Sponsor the upgrade of our solar power. The water pump and the electricity are powered by solar.  Three of the five classrooms and the admin block, kitchen and medical centre are without any electricity at the moment. Estimated total still to raise is £4,000 but if many people donate a small amount, that will soon be reached.

Sponsor the fixtures and fittings for the new building – Our priority for fundraising during 2019. The building of the first floor of the new building has been finished. This will house a community center and adult skills center. We received generous donations and raised money through sheer hard work and events to put on a roof and create the ceiling. This first floor will enable the school to become self-financing. The community room will be available for hire and will also be used to show football videos – a real money-spinner in The Gambia.  We need to buy and have fitted: doors, windows, burglar proofing, toilets, sinks. Also need to buy loads of paint!  A donation, however small, towards this will be much appreciated. Donate here.

2. Come along to one of our fundraising events.

For more information, please go to individual events:

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