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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


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



1st term

Monday 16th Sept 2019 - Thursday 19th Dec 2019

2nd term

Monday  6th Jan 2020 - Friday 3rd April 2020

3rd term

Monday 20th April 2020 - Friday 17th July 2020

Holiday Day Date
World Teachers' Day Saturday 5th October 2019
All Saints' Day Friday 1st November 2019
Mawlud Nabi (Gamo) Saturday 20th November 2019
Independence Day Tuesday 18th February 2020
Skills Ebbeh Day Friday February/March
Workers' Day Friday 1st May 2020
Laylatul Qadr (night of power) Tuesday 19th May 2020
Ascension Day Thursday 21st May 2020
Edil Fitr (Koriteh) Sunday 24th May 2020
African Liberation Day Monday 25th May 2020
School holiday Tuesday 26th May 2020
LB 5  NAT exams 2 days June 2020
Skills & Lower Basic Graduation  Friday July

Registration week begins -
Monday 14th September 2020

  School re-opens -
Monday 21st September 2020