Essau lower basic school blog post

Here are photos of students of Essau Lower Basic School enjoying their brand new classroom!

The Republic of Gambia is the smallest country on the African mainland, and unlike the UK and other developed countries which have used sophisticated support and teaching techniques for many years, it has very limited facilities for deaf children.

There is a lack of routine testing of babies and young children for deafness so, although some deaf children have been identified, it is probable that many other deaf children have not been diagnosed or offered help. Some of these will be kept at home and considered uneducable.

Working in partnership with The Gambian Deaf Children Support Project (GDCSP), IGF pledged to build new and improved facilities to support deaf children in the Gambia, their parents and their teachers. 

Earlier this year we shared photos of the site in construction, and now it is open and in full use, benefiting deaf and partially hearing children from the area!