Mount Pleasant Primary School

Project Gambia

Sponsored children 2024

Many children in The Gambia are not able to afford to attend school. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to go to school so we are continuing to support the sponsored children initiative this year. From our fundraising efforts, we are sponsoring two children this academic year to attend a school in The Gambia. Early Years and Key Stage One’s sponsored child is called Modou and Key Stage Two’s sponsored child is Isha. It is fantastic that the money we raise throughout the year allows the children to attend school and gain crucial key skills for their future.

 It has been wonderful to find out more about our sponsored children recently. Year 2 and our Fundraising Team were busy planning and writing letters which were sent to Modou and Isha. They have recently replied and everyone has enjoyed getting to know them more and what their life is like in The Gambia.


 Clothing and Toy Collections

Throughout the year, as a school community we are keen to donate clothing, toys and resources to the schools we support within The Gambia. Our Early Years team were looking to update some of their outdoor equipment so we thought it would be brilliant to donate the bikes and scooters we were replacing. Alongside the shoeboxes this year, they were transported to The Gambia and the children were thrilled with the new additions to their playground!

Christmas Shoeboxes

Again this year, we supported the Christmas Shoebox appeal for the charity Project Gambia. At Mount Pleasant we felt it was more important than ever to support the ‘Christmas Shoebox’ appeal this year and we are so proud of our school community. We were overwhelmed with the generosity of our families as we managed to collect a huge 175 shoeboxes this year. We know how much this will mean to the children, families and communities in The Gambia and we are proud that as a school we have been able to contribute to making their Christmas a special one! A big well done to our Globe Trotter team who supported with the collection and our fundraising team who helped promote the cause too- a super team effort.
It has been wonderful to see that the shoeboxes have arrived safely in The Gambia after some delays due to the winter lockdown. They have been distributed to the Half Dye School and Hanna Vibe school. The Hanna Vibe school is where our two sponsored children, Lamana and Amie attend, it has been lovely to see photos of them with their shoeboxes from us all! Thank you again to you all our wonderful families for your generosity!