AMINATA AND THE BAG OF SEEDS

BOJANG TAMBA SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE in print!

SPONSORS RESPONSE

In January 2020 Sandra Moodie started sponsoring Aminata Jarju from Bojang Tamba School of Excellence. Soon after undertaking the commitment in wanting to make a difference in providing Aminata's school essentials; she felt moved to do a little more. With that in mind, she used the time through the first lockdown to write Aminata a story. A story featuring her as the main character in the adventure. The intention of the story was to inspire Aminata and her peers in finding their gift. As the work progressed Sandra researched illustrators all over the world online to make her script come to life to stimulate young minds. She eventually found the perfect illustrator Vladimir Cebu a qualified Lawyer in the Philippines, to animate her story. A great working relationship was established between them as the book came together perfectly. 

 

Sandra also features her own granddaughter Skyla Rae in the book. A character from the UK temporarily attending Bojang Tamba School while her parents work in The Gambia. 

Soon an adventure of rejection unfolds with an inspiring outcome for Aminata which sends a positive message around a child's well-being with parental engagement and giving a child fulfillment.

 

Sandra is the founder and owner of 'Pass the Baton Raise the Next Generation'. 

She is a community cohesion specialist. Her work has stretched over three decades with children in schools, parents and families through her roles as a Community Leader in Lambeth and previously Children's Centre Manager in both Lambeth and Wandsworth. Her work is centred around putting purpose back into the hands of the next generation.

For more details / purchasing a copy of the book contact Sandra Moodie: passingthebaton@outlook.com 

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2020 IE SPONSORED WALK

DID YOU HEAR THE CALL?

aRE YOU READY TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED?

On Sunday Afternoon 16th August 2020 the annual IE Sponsored Walk took place and big Shout outs go to all who took part; Kush, Judith, Zemora, Patrick, Hardeep, Bevas, Dr Aboo, Sis Angela, Marvin and RasPinda. All who took part showed what it takes to make a change… off the Zoom and onto the Loom!

Every Year the IE Sponsored Walk is undertaken by dedicated pan Afrikanists looking to raise funds for the continued education and wellbeing of young children in the Gambia attending the BTSE School. The walk takes in the 13 gates surrounding the park and two circuits of the Park is approximately 10km (6 miles). But the energy is so high you don’t even notice how far you have gone…. The participants all completed the walk and proved again this Year the lengths they will go to benefit the children.

It was a joy to stroll with and reason with all those who not only talk the talk but walk the walk… 10,000 steps to Afrikan development for Bojang Tamba School of Excellence (BTSE) and AGA (Gambia). Year on Year the numbers grow and it is hoped that we will increase our numbers further as we continue the works in New Lamin (the Gambia).

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If you wish to make a donation towards the School or support the work of IE, please use the details below. You can also join us at Brockwell Park London SE24 on Sunday 30 August 2020 at midday to 4pm when we will be ‘Drumming for Africa’ with special guests in attendance. 

Remember: Vision without Action is merely daydreaming; Action without Vision is just passing time; But Vision with Action can change the World! 

RasPects

IE Bankers: Nationwide Building Society (UK)

Sort code: 07-00-93           Account no: 333 333 34 

Payment Reference no: 0270-704306814

New Nursery 3 Building

The Bojang Tamba School of Excellence has now re-opened and we have not been idle during the closure. The new Nursery 3 building is now completed and already in use for the returning children. 

Well done to our wonderful team in The Gambia (the community, Yusufa BTSE Coordinator and Lamin our Head Teacher) as well as our faithful supporters and Walkers in the UK….. Another task is completed.

BTSE Showcase Event 2020 

INSPIRATIONAL ENTERPRISE NEWS FLASH!! 

As you are aware, each year Inspirational Enterprise puts on a showcase of live acts to raise funds and sponsorships for the students attending the BojangTamba School of Excellence in New Lamin, The Gambia West Africa. This years’ show has been cancelled due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 Corona virus. Therefore we now have limited edition BojangTamba “Stand Up Be Counted” T-Shirts available on sale from £15. We encourage all of our patrons and members to purchase a T-Shirt as all funds raised will be used to support the Schools new ventures including a new minibus. 

Make sure you purchase your limited edition “Stand Up Be Counted” T-shirt whilst stocks last. 

For details, contact Inspirational Enterprise on +44 7942916328 or via email on the Contacts page. 

STAND UP BE COUNTED!

COVID19 RELIEF

Black Fathers stretch their hands across the waters!

In these times of uncertainty and social distancing, the weak heart fear to continue to spread Love. But the Black Fathers Support Group (BFSG) are no weak hearts and stepped up to the plate this month when they heard that the children (and their families) of Bojang Tamba School of Excellence (BTSE) needed some support.

Like many in Africa, the lockdown and curfews due to the supposed corona virus across the continent has meant that many families cannot work or have reduced incomes. Less income means that households have fewer resources with which to feed their families. Growing children need to eat! Learning children need to eat and read! Happy children need to eat, read and play! The BFSG in association with AGA decided in this time to make sure that as their name implies they support our Children to Eat, Read and Play.

Their donation to support the School feeding programme and to send more learning resources means that BTSE is able to make sure our pupils continue to develop and have less to worry about even when the school is yet to open.

The Bojang Tamba Staff, the children, their families and friends extend Big Thanks to the BFSG for the support and for making  sure the only contagion is LOVE. Thank you Black Fathers your help has gone a long way.

COVID 19 / CORONA VIRUS UPDATE