May 13, 2014, 10:20 AM
Karmic Angels an international registered charity in The Gambia run by Stephanie and Alan Turner has raised funds to give 28 orphan children the chance of education in the Western Region.
The children, who are at Busumbala Medina Nursery School and Buya Bah's Day Care Nursery in Farato, have now got their education paid for a full year thanks to Karmic Angels supporters.
According the founders cum organisers, the progress continues at Brikama Medina where Karmic Angels and its trustees in The Gambia have progressed with the school building, and the foundations have now been completed for a three classroom school together with teacher’s office. Completion of this, they added, is expected before the worst of the rainy season.
Every weekend, Stephanie and Alan are out at their stalls selling goods they bought for the charity to support local people in the Gambia. To raise more funds, they are also doing a raffle for signed football shirts which they believe will raise more than 30,000 dalasi and also a car draw with which they aim to raise over 35,000 dalasi.
"Its really hard work as we do this voluntarily," said Stephanie and Alan. "But its worth it just to see the smile on the kids faces, especially when they have a brand new school fit for real education.
"Yes, believe it, we are here in The Gambia to stay with the help of all our Gambian trustees and the Gambian Government, who have helped us to achieve our goals, and provided us with our land hopefully on the TDA, where we aim to build the 1st holistic holiday and healing centre for the free use of Gambian people to gain a trade," they said.