Exmouth youngsters donate books to Gambian school

PUBLISHED: 08:00 09 July 2017

Children from The Beacon Primary School have donated books to a school in Gambia

Children from The Beacon Primary School have donated books to a school in Gambia


Pupils of an Exmouth school have donated books to youngsters in Africa.

Children at The Beacon Primary School gave the books as part of a visit from the Woodbury Salterton–Dumbutu Link charity.

The youngsters were told about the journey their books will take on a container ship to Africa before being collected by lorry and transported for 80 miles to the Gambian school.

Leonora Wilson, of the Woodbury Salterton-Dumbutu Link, said: “The few books the village of Dumbutu has are extremely out of date and in a poor state.

“Any suitable children’s books are still needed and will help pupils in Dumbutu Lower Basic School in their efforts to read.”

The charity, which launched in 1990, sponsors 83 students at the Gambian school through an annual contribution of £25 per pupil.

Anyone who wants to contribute towards the charity can ring 01395 268820 or email Wilson.email@tesco.net

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