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March 2020 Update.

Just a quick update following our trip in March to The Gambia. Anne and I went initially for 14 days. We were accompanied for the first 7 days by Julie and John Steventon and for the second 7 days by

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2020-21 Classroom Sponsorship

We are delighted to announce that sponsorship of the classrooms at Penyem Day Care and Nursery School has been completed. Briefly we asked for sponsors in 2017 for the school. A number of sponsors came forward, which basically meant the

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Health Centre News.

Over the years NTF has gradually improved the village Health Centre. This has included tiling the floor, a new roof etc. However, it was never a dedicated building to be used for medical purposes as it was essentially part of

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Malang Marena.

NTF welcomes a new volunteer to our team in Penyem, The Gambia. We have appointed Malang Marena as Sponsor Relations Officer (SRO). This is a very important appointment. With our ever growing number of projects and commitments we have asked

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Guilsborough School

Students and staff from Guilsborough School in Northamptonshire were due to visit Penyem in February 2020. However, there plans were affected by the problems with Thomas Cook Travel. Unfortunately, they had to cancel. They still managed to make a fantastic

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Woodland View Primary School – Penyem Day.

Andy and Anne visited Woodland View Primary School in late October to work with Year 5 and Year 1 classes. It was a brilliant day! The children took part in workshops with drumming and dancing as well as learning about

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Classroom sponsorship.

We owe a huge debt to our classroom sponsors. Without their support the Penyem Daycare and Nursery School would now be closed. Furthermore, the extra things like the wall art – so important for the children’s learning could not be

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Penyem Upper Basic School Home Economics Room opens!

In December 2018 Corby Phoenix Rotarians David Tristram and John Dixon visited Penyem to discuss a long standing project at Penyem Upper Basic School. For 2 years we had been discussing with Mr Gibba Bah the refurbishment and equipping of

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The new Bantabar

NTF are delighted to announce the completion of a structure in the Nursery School yard locally known as a Bantaba. In January 2018 old friends, Tracey and Harvey visited Penyem. They were over whelmed by the success of our work

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Sponsorship for 2019.

We offer a chance to sponsor our work in a number of ways. The best way is to contact us through this website. To sponsor a child please click on the Donate tab. There you will find the sponsor forms.

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