Science Teachers' Workshops

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£0.00 + £0.00 Gift Aid = £0.00
Donated to Science Teachers' Workshops’s £5000.00 Goal

Gambian school children mostly learn their science from the blackboard. They seldom see or use any practical equipment due to lack of funds for such things. As well as lacking practical science facilities, few schools have access to microscopes. So since 2006, Pageant has run annual microscopy and science workshops for Gambian teachers to show them how to give practical science lessons in schools which often lack facilities such as mains electricity and running water.

As well as providing volunteer tutors, Pageant supplies training manuals, microscopes and science experiment kits, and the the teachers can then take these back to their schools. The science kits are comprised of everyday low cost objects, so that teachers can assemble more kits for use in their schools. Some microscopes are provided by generous corporate donors, but we need to purchase most of them.

We believe that our workshops have a huge impact. For instance three workshop sessions each involving 20 teachers, with each teacher then interfacing with 200 children, could improve practical science teaching for around 12,000 children every year. Pageant has to find several thousand pounds each year to fund these workshops, so please help us with a donation.

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All funds raised will be passed to Pageant irrespective of whether our appeal target is reached, not reached or exceeded. If funds are being raised for a specific purpose and, for whatever reason, this purpose is no longer valid, the funds will be transferred to the charity for general use.

The charity

Pageant passionately believes that education is a major force for improving the lives of poor people in developing countries.

The Gambia is a small poor country in West Africa. Though it has a well-developed tourist industry, back from the beach and up-river many people live on very low incomes. The Gambian state provides free primary education, but secondary schools charge tuition fees, and all students must provide their own uniform, books, writing materials etc. Around 40% of Gambian children never go to school because their families are too poor to pay and many more drop out after Primary school. Our sponsorship scheme enables many poor children to complete their education. Gambian schools often lack basic facilities, so Pageant helps by sending out donated furniture and educational items, and by funding building improvements.

Pageant is a small UK-registered Charity, providing urgently needed help for education in The Gambia. We rely on donations both of money and equipment. 100% of donations goes to fund our projects, as our members' annual subscriptions are used to pay for our running costs.

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Registered charity (no. 1093963).

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