Our sponsored student in Gambia


This is Naffie Kanyi, who has been sponsored by the Club for several years. She lives is Wellingara in Gambia.

This is Naffie Kanyi, who has been sponsored by the Club for several years. She lives is Wellingara in Gambia.

Naffie is now 15 years old.  She has been sponsored by the club since 2009, enabling her to continue her education.  She is doing well, but sometimes has problems with maths! The sponsorship was arranged through charity 1to3. This year the club has provided funds to cover the costs of some extra maths tuition and for a badly needed replacement bed and mattress.

SI Burton member Marj Jawo does a great deal of work with the charity which supports education projects in Wellingara. More information on this charity can be found on their website 1to3.org.uk.

Here is Naffie’s new bed, provided by the Club because her old one was completely worn out and the family could not afford to replace it.

Naffi's new bed

Naffi’s new bed