Riverside Nursery School

River side nursery school

River side nursery school

We at Camp Oos Heem sponsor a small school in Gambia.

The Riverside Nursery School is located in the Serakunda district and is a small school, which now has 4 classrooms and 220 pupils aged 3 to 6 years old.

What kind of schooling is given to these children?

In Gambia, 3 local languages are spoken, but the official language is English; the nursery school was created to teach the children English from a young age, so that they are better equipped for learning in English. Official schooling starts at 7 years of age; if the children haven't been to a nursery school, they will have a disadvantage in English language skills.  You could compare the nursery school level there with our groups 1, 2, and 3. The nursery schools are officially recognized, but not supported by the government.

Since we started the sponsorship in 2012, we have achieved much.

  • New school desks
  • Concrete flooring for the school
  • Water supply for daytime use
  • Extra windows in the rooms
  • Sanitation building
  • School stationery such as exercise books, scissors, pencils etc.
  • suport 30 childeren 2018/2019
How we helped in 2017

How we helped in 2017

In 2018, together with the head teacher, it was decided that an office and storage space needed to be built and we suport 30 kids for free education for the year 2018/2019. In order to achieve this, we have declared every Thursday in July and August "Gambia Day" at Camping Oos Heem. On these days, different activities will be organized by the entertainment team, with all the proceeds for the benefit of the school. You can follow our school via Facebook. Follow us on Facebook.

For more information or your contribution, please contact our reception.