Projekct introduction: Afrikaya
Projekct introduction: Afrikaya

Project introduction: Afrikaya

Our partner: Afrikaya

Afrikaya is a nonprofit aid organization for children with its headquarters in Great Britain. It was founded in 2007 by four people dedicated to the goal of building a preschool in Yundum, Western Gambia, to provide access to eduction for children. 

The members of the community there are thus enabled to take charge of their own lives and build a better future on their own. 

The school is run by passionate, motivated and well-educated staff. 

Our goal: Fighting poverty with education

Afrikaya Nursery School looks after a maximum of 160 children between the ages of three and seven years. There are 5 classes and the class attended by the youngest children has the highest number of teachers per child.

From the age of seven, every child can move to an elementary school. These are often run by the state. However, many children stay at the preschool for an extra year to improve their English language skills. A good command of English is a prerequisite for being accepted into an elementary school 

Afrikaya Nursery School is open to all, independent of gender, ethnicity, tribal affiliation, religion, disability or family income. 

Many families have a hard time paying tuition fees. They can apply for sponsorship to receive financial support. 

Our goal: advancing education in Gambia
Our goal: advancing education in Gambia
Our goal: advancing education in Gambia
Our goal: advancing education in Gambia

Building infrastructure ... 

The AEB-Stiftung is going to support Afrikaya with different projects for the next three years: Currently, it is absolutely necessary to modernize the sanitary facilities and to also equip classrooms with suitable, child-friendly school furniture. 

... that facilitates learning.

The first installment of financial aid has already been used to buy much needed fans to make spending time in the classrooms tolerable and enable learning – because the close proximity to the Sahel Desert means temperatures rise 1.5 times as fast as the global average.