The Gambia School Project
In 2016 GEM Europe partnered with New Creation Bible Church in the Gambia to build a Nursery-Primary school in the Kotu Community. This poor community had no school and is very much looked down on. Children here play out in the sand all day with no formal education.
The official commissioning of a section the school in 2018, brought people from the mostly Muslim communities together. Many came to a church for the very first time. The Gambia is a predominantly Muslim country with 95% of the population Muslim (www.cia.gov).
When the school opened excited families waited in line to register their children for school. No fees are charged, the school is completely free.