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2010 to January 2011  

The original building was built by SOS and then handed over to the Bakoteh community to run in 2005.
Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bakoteh Village Development Committee in June 2010, which allows GETS to operate the Centre, it has been renamed Sunrise Centre and is now run by GETS with Helen Touray as Centre Director. Our existing nursery at Bakoteh has been integrated into the Centre.

The Sunrise Centre opened in January 2011 with Skills classes for 80 young adults (15-24 years) teaching English, Maths, Tie and Dye, Cookery and Sewing and 2 Nursery classes for 48 4-7 year olds. 

By July 2011 
GETS trustees, advisors and volunteers were at the Centre from January, assisting in the classrooms, clearing the site and helping in the administration office. 

Signs have been put up around the site to direct people to the Centre. The Centre is well used by the community for events and meetings.

All staff and students now have uniforms provided by GETS and made from material tie dyed by our Skills Classes.   

January - Work on building the Lower Basic School began.
September - Lower Basic Grade 1 opened

September - Lower Basic Grade 2 opened

September - Lower Basic Grade 3 opened

September - new nursery classroom and Lower Basic Grade 4 opened

September - Lower Basic Grade 5 opened

September - Lower Basic Grade 6 opened




Sunrise Centre - Releasing Potential

Grade 1 opened September 2012

Grade 2 opened September 2013

Grade 3 opened September 2014

Grade 4 opened September 2015

Grade 5 opened September 2016

Grade 6 opened September 2017


How to find us

Artist impression of Sunrise Centre 2016 - with skills and nursery extensions ticked



1st term

Monday 25th Sept 2017 - Fridayday 22nd Dec 2017

2nd term

Monday 8th Jan 2018 - Wednesday 28th March 2018

3rd term

Monday 9th April 2018 - Friday 20th July 2018

Holiday Day Date
Yaw Mul Asura Saturday 30th September 2017
All Saints' Day Wednesday 1st November 2017
Mawlud Nabi (Gamo) Friday 1st December 2017
Skills Ebbeh Day Friday Usually held in February
Independence Day Sunday 18th February 2018
Workers' Day Tuesday 1st May 2018
Ascension Day Thursday 10th May 2018
African Liberation Day Friday 25th May 2018
Edil Fitr (Koriteh)  Friday 15th June 2018
Skills Graduation  Friday Usually in July

School re-opens - 

Monday 24th September 2018