1, the first class of our new Lower Basic School, started in September 2012. Our blog has many pictures of the Lower Basic building as it grew
and developed until we now have classrooms for all six years of
Lower Basic education. As our present children move up through the
school we will be adding a new Grade every year, finishing with
Grade 6. After completing Grade 6 the children will move on to an
Upper Basic school.
Grade 1 is taught by Beola Williams, who has an ECD teaching
certificate. He taught at London Corner Nursery School before coming
Our Grade 2 teacher is
Fatoumata Darboe. She previously taught at Victory Gospel Primary,
London Corner Nursery and Seino Lower Basic School. She is in her
third year of studying for her Primary Teaching Certificate at Gambia
Grade 3 is taught by Fatou Cham
, she has an ECD certificate, and originally taught in
our nursery. She then taught Grade 2, Grade 3 and Grade 4, gaining her
Primary Teaching Certificate from Gambia College in 2017.
Our Grade 4 teacher is
Sulayman Jobe, an
ex-skills student at our centre, who joined the Lower Basic staff as a
classroom assistant in 2014, and is
now in his finalyear of studying for his Primary Teaching
Certificate at Gambia College.
Grade 5 is taught by Bakary Saidy, who has his Primary Teaching
Certificate from Gambia College. After teaching at Sunrise in the
morning, he teaches Grade 6 in the afternoon shift at Bakoteh Proper Lower
Our Grade 6 teacher is Ousman
Jaiteh who has his Primary Teaching Certificate from Gambia College.
After teaching at Sunrise in the morning, he teaches in the afternoon shift at Bakoteh Proper Lower Basic school.
Yassin Jasseh, an ex-skills
student at the centre joined the nursery staff as a classroom
assistant in 2015. She is now in her final year of studying for her PTC and assists the Lower Basic teachers when not at college.
All our staff will be given the opportunity for further training,
Salaries for all staff will
be in line with Gambian government pay scales.
We wish all our staff a long and
successful career at Sunrise Centre.
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