The construction of the public school in Kunkujang was the FVH’s first project in The Gambia. Later we expanded the school to seven classrooms to accommodate more than 300 children. And over time we added a vegetable garden, a playground, a football field, a kitchen and a space for sewing classes.
The FVH was responsible for the operations and maintenance of the school from 1997 to 2022. Extensive renovation work was carried out in 2017 to maintain the good condition of the infrastructure. In 2021, the FVH extensively renovated the protective wall that runs around the school.
After many years of good cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the teachers at the school, the FVH Board decided in late summer 2021 to end its involvement in Kunkujang at the end of the school year 2021/2022. The background to this decision is the focusing of resources on the TEC agricultural project, which we designed ourselves from scratch and where we see much more potential to make a contribution to the population of THE GAMBIA.
The Ministry of Education has fully taken over the running of the school and ensures that the school has sufficient human resources. We remain on friendly terms with the school management and the students and will pay regular visits to the school to ensure that the children are doing well.