Dear Friends, we are at the early stages of an exciting venture
to build a new school:
STAR LIGHTS SOLID FOUNDATION LEARNING
CENTER (Dan. 12:3; Math. 5:14)
The VISION is to have the best
and most conducive learning center in kombo south, and beyond. Where learning is fun and inspiring for children as solid foundations
for MATHS and THE SCEINCES are being laid in the TOTAL CHILD. The challenges of offering good education results in very poor
maths and science foundation which by extension impacts the quality of a child’s career path and ultimately affects
negatively the rate of development for the wider community and eventual economy of the country. Presently foreign teachers
are helping with math and science and these are found in very expensive private schools. The fees prohibit quality education
being available to every child
Kombo South is part of the Western Region of the Gambia, the most populated region were the highest
population density is found.
In developing the TOTAL CHILD, our first target will be to design and build the nursery school classrooms
and the toilets. We will start as follows:
Phase 1 - Start with at least 35 to 40 pupils. This batch will
be graduated by the end of the academic year to nursery two thus nursery one classroom freed for fresh enrolment.
The nursery school
will be a precursor to developing the next stage of the project: Primary school.
Phase 2 - We would like to then launch into the primary
level stage - about two years after phase one started, and so on and so forth steadily to their sixth grade. By this time
we would have been able to lay a good and solid foundation because we would have had quality time with the children, availing
us enough time to assess and evaluate our progress and the pupils’; knowing them individually - bonding and imparting
a secure foundation whilst being a part of their lives and families.
In case of transfers especially for the primary school,
we would conduct a test to assess the child in order not to water down our standards in so doing maintain the quality of pupils
we intend to produce. We want to produce STAR LIGHTS for the nation. We are aware that having the whole nation in mind is
quite a challenge but we take encouragement from the Chinese proverb that says “little people doing little things all
over the world can change the face of the world”
We will be very clear on our intentions about the
quality and caliber of our staff who would be made up of the SAVED. We are convinced that the quality we aspire for is genuinely
found among those who know, uphold and live by kingdom values, knowing human worth and the value of a soul. A very highly
motivated teaching staff, who are enthusiastic, dedicated, and committed to EXCELLENCE in rendering solid and quality foundational
In order to achieve this goals, we are sending the “Macedonian
call”, get involved, come over, help and support us in every way you can.
1) Educationists to help us not only in coming for short term and long term teaching and guiding
resource but to also help in augmenting the training of our staff in math and the sciences. Though they are college graduates
Support in designing curriculum in order to achieve this goal
materials for children in a world that is increasingly technological in its quest for development.
Whoever the Lord will touch in
his/her heart to help in these and in any other ways not mentioned (or perceived as vital, but not mentioned), will be eagerly
welcomed; The Lord Willing.
Yours in His service,
The CAME Project and Alex & Daba Grant.