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A Brief Background

We visited a Village School whilst on a recent holiday in The Gambia, West Africa. What we saw made us feel very humble and determined to do something, however small, to help these children to a better life through education.

Youna Basic School is situated in the Kombo North District, South of the river Gambia just east of the coastal fishing Village of Tanji.

The only facilities are dedicated staff, hand pumped water from a Well and earth latrines.

We canít help with water or latrines, but they do have an urgent need to copy original textbooks and handouts to be shared throughout the school.

We have decided to try and help. We have obtained a basic Photocopier and serviced it, along with a new large diesel Generator to supply power for the copier and future other equipment. This is now ready to pack for shipping.


  This photo is of the Schools "Kitchen"
a 3m square hut, built with hand made
concrete blocks and a tin roof.

What's on the menu, it's rice with a sauce.

The dining shelter with kitchen to the left.

Hand made concrete blocks drying in the sun.

  View of a classroom with some of the children.

Uniforms, School Dinners, along with Exercise books, Paper, Pencils and Pens must be provided by the child.

Note the alphabet on the wall. 


Can you HELP Please


We would like you to help fill the crate with :-
          A4 Paper by the ream (packet)
                         Packets of Pencils
                                   Boxes of Pens
                                            Rulers & Rubbers
                                                        School Exercise Books
                                                                   School Reading books suitable for 5 years to 14 years


English is their official Language

If you would prefer to contribute towards the shipping costs instead, that would be most welcome.

Please can you donate any of the above items? Bring them, send them or we can collect.

Newbury Facilities Ltd.,
Crusader House,
New Greenham Park,
Newbury, Berks. RG19 6HN
Tel 01635 523144
e-mail cliff@newbury-facilities.ltd.uk

These small items will make a vast difference to the children.

Education will help these young children to be self sufficient in later life.

This is a unique opportunity to help in a small way, by DIRECTLY helping the children of this school.

We are going to ship directly to the Headmaster of the school, Mr Lamin Kujabi.

We aim to follow this shipment with another visit to the school in early November 2005 and will provide feedback and further photographs on this page.



We would like to thank the following companies and individuals for their support:

Flying Monk Graphics

KWE Jaguars Ltd

Librapharm Ltd

Newbury Facilities Ltd

Triple B Inks

W.D.C. Ltd

Web on High Ltd

West Berkshire Community Mental Health Team

West Berkshire Community Beechcroft Older Persons Mental Health Team

West Berkshire Community Hillcroft Day Services

Woodlands Childcare Services

Anne Josey

Bob Hills

Robert Heather

Simon & Sandra Ball

Update 27/09/05

Firstly : A BIG

The crate was put together and packed on 10th September 2m long 1m wide 1.5m high @ 700Kgs


All Items were sealed into thick poly sacks

Each sack taped securely into position

The crate starts itís 3000 mile journey

The crate was loaded onto the ship Grande san Paolo that sailed 18 Sept í05 and will dock 4 October in Banjul, The Gambia.



We have already started  to collect for our next shipment so it's not to late too contact us for collection, or just drop your gifts in to:

 Newbury Facilities
Crusader House
108 New Greenham Park
RG19 6HN

Phone: 01635 523144