The lights arrived at their destination near the end of 2015 and distribution was arranged by Gunjur Project.
To qualify, the applicants volunteered for a day at the project, then the y earned the right to buy a WakaWaka (at massively subsidised prices).
This money is now to be reinvested in a new project in situ. The possibilities were sent to us as follows:
Received from the Gunjur Project:
Kulukochi community school is now open – they have raised money to build one of the 2 extra classrooms they need. Your money could help them achieve getting the 2nd classroom built.
Sponsor a free nursery place at a local school – children are identified by the village development committee as in need of help. The cost would be £20 per child this would pay for uniform and a year's school fees - £40 would give them a breakfast every morning as well.
Women’s literacy – the women in the local area identified that they wanted to learn to read and write and to know their numbers – with a donation we were able to run this for 18 months – we are now looking for donations to fund the continuation of this project. £36 a month to pay a local teacher to work with 60 women over 5 days a week. We can send you a report on what the project has achieved so far.
Eye project. We have had several visits from opticians who have given free eye tests and donated glasses for those that required them. Some were found to need surgery for cataracts and other eye conditions. We have started a fund to pay for these people to get the operations / drugs that are required at a very good Gambian hospital. It costs approx. £40 to give this gift of sight. A report on this project as required.
You could buy some malaria nets for distribution they cost about £5 each
We are currently looking into donors opinions and will make a decision shortly. Please feel free to comment on our facebook page at: www.facebook.com/dance2learn or directly on the blog post by clicking the picture below.