Presley the Dog, the wonderful Welsh terrier who passed away on January the 4th 2017 having brought light to so many in his almost 16 years is the inspiration for this campaign and the reason for raising the target!
www.Dance2Learn.org and Presley the Dog would like to help some REAL VIPs to turn on the Christmas lights!
Seeing the Wakawaka lights charging on the roofs of the compounds and then meeting the people whose lives have been radically changed by having free, safe light after sundown; women who can take care of their babies, businesses that can continue to operate and most poignantly, the kids who can study safely, without breathing in the fumes of kerosene or having to wait until they can afford a candle... priceless!
£15 buys a light that will serve around 9 people for at least 10 Years!!
£500 provides safe, free light for around 300 people for 10 years!
£1500, nearly 1000 people! etc...
With even more we can build a classroom!!
then visit us on Facebook. ..
Seems Dance2Learn aren't only hitting the Gambian press but also that nearer to home!
Those of you who have been following or supporting us over the years may notice a couple of inconsistencies (not in the printed version) but all in all a nice little article before Christmas! :-) click below for more...
A few snaps of our recent revisit to Jamisa Lower Basic School in Brikama can be seen on the site as well as at our Facebook Page ( Dance2Learn.org).
It was lovely to see the school flourishing!
A surprise came through the letter box today, all the way from France... a card with a generous cheque inside for the next round of Wakawaka Solar Lights.
Dominique's gift will buy around 8 lights... One WakaWaka lights a home of 6-8 people... basically, safe, free light for around 50 people for at least 10 years!!! Wow, thank you sooo much on their behalf. Incroyablement gentille!!
What a great Christmas present!
Love "The Dance2Learn Team"
The thank you letter written to our local post office (here in Bassaleg) was handed over today. It reads "We of the above named school say a big thank you to the Post Office Lady for her generous gift of pencils - Sheriff Baye H/M (headmaster)
Thank you many many times. God bless you."
Difficult for us to grasp but the school, Jamisa Lower Basic in Brikama Gambia has over 3.5 thousand children yet the headmaster needed to search hard to find a piece of unused paper!
At last the photos from our recent trip to The Gambia to see the results of the Bring Home the Light Project are here! If you look closely, you can see the Wakawaka lights charging on the roofs of the compounds.
As well as these, there are images of one of the schools that The Gunjur Project Association are involved with as well as photos of the Project itself.
Click here to enjoy some smiles from those less fortunate than ourselves!
We're back from our latest trip to The Gambia with some great news and photos of the Waka-Waka lights in action. It's just a matter of sorting through the thousand or so pictures and videos in order to be able to post a visual report of the successful end of this first part of the project.
In the meantime we'd like to thank Jo Austin-Preece and all the volunteers at the Gunjur Project as well as Beppie Smits of Globergy for their invaluable help and support.
More coming soon! Watch this space ;-)
Dance2Learn would like to thank the fabulous people at KROMARK for their wonderful generosity!
We took delivery of these swanky T-Shirts today. KROMARK sent them to us as a donation!
They will soon be seen over in The Gambia when we go to check out the finalisation of the "Bring Home the Light" project.
Their products are of high quality and they take great care to ensure the products are exactly as you ordered them and expect. The staff and communications are superb, friendly, attentive and quick to reply to queries! Check them out here.
Thanks again KROMARK (and Jazz in particular for her patience!)
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