Books being collected for Gambian school

Books for Gambia
Books for Gambia

TEN young people in Eyemouth High School have started collecting children’s reading books for a newly built primary school in Gambia.

The school was built with the support of three Dutch women, who have asked Els Nicol, the community learning and development worker in Berwickshire, to help out.

“The young people were given books to read, but none of them were in English,” explained Els.

“As English is the language that is being taught in the primary school, the children there can’t wait to find out if we can help them,”

After hearing about the situation the Eyemouth High School pupils have been inspired to help the African school and are busy preparing collection boxes for the books books which will go out into the community very soon.

“If you have any second-hand children’s books you no longer need, donate them to the group who will sort them into age-groups and send them across to Gambia,” added Els.

Contact Els on 018907-50363.