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Clinic Project Update 2015

Great Support from Cumbrian Donors

pencilsOver 500,000 pencils donated for use by children throughout Gambia through a tremendous community effort in Cumbria.

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BACE - In The Gambia

BACE (Building and Assisting Communities with Education) is a small charity with a long reach. We formed to help children in rural communities in The Gambia access education and health services and our first project was in 2011 when BACE Volunteers and the local community of Bonsa built the Favour Preparatory Nursery School.

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Fara Mendy joins the Board of Trustees - Read More

Two new Trustees join the BACE team - Read More

The Trustees of BACE are delighted to announce that Michael Finnigan, founder of coaching consultancy i2i, has agreed to be patron of the charity. Read More

We are extremely pleased to announce that the work of BACE has been recognised through the award of an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours to our Chair, Tracy Barnett. This is a fantastic recognition of the tireless work that she and the other Trustees and Volunteers continue to devote to the betterment of facilities in Gambia

BACE News: Oakwood School in Surrey has been raising funds for BACE through 2016 and two of our trustees were delighted to have the opportunity to address the school - read more here.

BACE manages and funds the Favour Preparatory Nursey School providing facilities for over one hundred 3 - 7 year old children who otherwise would be walking 6 miles to school. We continue to support the teaching staff, stock the school with the best materials we can and improve the learning space year on year.

In 2014 we raised the raised the money to build BACE Primary Health clinic in Bonsa. This clinic not only caters for our 100 students, but provides accessible healthcare for the 20,000 surrounding villagers.

Click here to see an interview with ITN regarding our work

Alongside these 2 major projects, we have also provided a borehole and pump, vegetable garden, playground and dental care facilities for our teaching staff and students at the school.

Thank you for your attention and in particular we thank the many people who have helped us to make a difference to the Bonsa community. If you feel that you can help in any way please contact the trustees through


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