Fees charged at
Sunrise are deliberately lower than those charged in other private
schools and skills centres as GETS want to make a good education
more affordable for Gambian families.
Sunrise fees only contribute
about 20% to the cost of educating each student at the Centre, GETS
subsidises the rest of the cost.
supporters give regular donations towards the cost of running the
Sunrise Centre to
help us keep the fees as low as possible for parents.
Despite the low
cost some parents find it difficult to find money for the fees and
we hope some of our supporters will be able to help them. If you
would like to sponsor a student at Sunrise, £10 a month could pay
the fees and also help to support our staff salaries and training,
thus helping not just one student but a whole class.
advantage of sponsoring at Sunrise is that GETS has control over the
quality of education provided, and is in daily contact with the
students, unlike the situation with sponsored students in other
our sponsorship secretary, if you would like more information or
download and complete our sponsorship form if you would like to
sponsor a student at Sunrise.
Sponsoring students at other schools
Over 500 children have been provided
with an education thanks to the generosity of GETSís supporters.
Before we opened Sunrise Centre, sponsorship of individual children
was the basis of GETSís work in The Gambia, children
introduced to us by tourists
wishing to support a child whom they knew. However GETS have
reluctantly decided they can no longer accept new requests from
tourists due to the pressures of administrating the growing Sunrise
Centre. Present sponsorships will of course, still be continued to
be managed by GETS.
Sponsor a class
We also offer the opportunity
to sponsor a class at Sunrise - this way you are helping not just
one child but many. We ask that you donate a minimum of £5 a month,
this money going towards things like classroom resources, teacher
salaries and daily meals. New sponsors get a welcome pack containing
a guide to sponsorship together with a class profile and photo. All
class sponsors will get termly updates on the class with a message
from the teacher and the termly GETS newsletter. There will also be
the possibility to interact with the class through email messages and
an invitation to visit your class whenever you are in Gambia. Read
more about this at
Sponsors receive copies of our
and are invited to attend our AGM,
normally held in August or early