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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



Sunrise Centre - Releasing Potential

The Lower Basic school is now finished - the G4,5 and 6 classrooms will be equipped with the furniture sent by container to The Gambia this summer.

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


How to find us

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



1st term

Monday 26th Sept 2016 - Thursday 22nd Dec 2016

2nd term

Monday 9th Jan 2017 - Wednesday 12th April 2017

3rd term

Monday 24th April 2017 - Friday 21st July 2017

Holiday Day Date
Yaw Mul Asura Tuesday 11/12th October 2016
All Saints' Day Tuesday 1st November 2016
Mawlud Nabi (Gamo) Monday 12th December 2016
Skills Ebbeh Day To be arranged Usually held in February
Independence Day Saturday 18th February 2017
National Assembly Elections Thursday & Friday 6th & 7th April 2017
Good Friday Friday 14th April 2017
Easter Sunday Sunday 16th April 2017
Easter Monday Monday 17th April2017
Workers' Day Monday 1st May 2017
Ascension Day Thursday 4th May 2017
African Liberation Day Thursday 25th May 2017
Edil Fitr (Koriteh) Monday - Friday 26th June -30th June 2017
Skills Graduation  To be arranged Usually in July
July 22nd Revolution Day Saturday 22nd July 2017

School re-opens - 

Monday 25th September 2017