Lower Basic Education
starts at age 6 to7, when children leave Nursery School.
Students stay for 6 years, leaving at age 12 to 13 to move on to
Upper Basic School for a further 3 years.
At first Sunrise Centre did
not have a Lower Basic School so children from our nursery classes
had to move on to other local schools in Bakoteh. We wanted to
keep them at the Centre so that we can continue to develop their
education in line with our curriculum and September 2012 saw the
first group of children from our nursery move on to our Lower Basic
School at Sunrise.
We have built a new block
attached to our existing facilities at the Sunrise Centre. In phase
1 we provided over 2 floors:- 2 classrooms (for Lower Basic years 1
and 2), 3 boys’ and 3 girls’ toilets, 2 rooms (a new office plus
library). We finished Phase 2, building
the exterior of four
more classrooms, then Phase 3 saw the interior of these rooms
||Phase 1 - on the
left the toilets, upstairs and downstairs, and two new
classrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs. Next to the
entrance is the new office with a room above which will
become a library.
Looking at the building from the road outside Sunrise you
can see where phase 2 joined onto the existing building to provide
four more classrooms.
Below is the Lower Basic building now completed
Lower Basic education is Grade 1 up to
and including Grade 6
From September 2017 we have Grades 1, 2,
3, 5 and 6.
Mama Nbendeh and Sirrah Sambou with Grade 1 Lower
with Grade 2 Lower Basic
Yassin Jammeh with Grade
3 Lower Basic
Mr Jallow with Grade 4 Lower
Mr Saidy with Grade
Mr Gaye with Grade 6 Lower
Would you like to sponsor a lower basic class?