The Library Appeal

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The Library Appeal
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Completion Date: Mon 09 May 2016

Bringing Books to the Gambia
Lord Williams’s School has a very strong link with Brikama Upper Basic School in The Gambia, West Africa. Students and teachers visit each year and several members of BUBS staff have spent time in lessons at Lord Williams’s School.

The current situation regarding the library at the school is dire. The building is in an appalling condition - the windows are broken, the ceiling is falling down, the electricity source is dangerous and the sanitation is unhealthy. The few books which are in the library are in a poor condition and very out of date. During the rainy season, the roof and windows leak thus ruining the books so that they are unusable. They are always covered with dust and are damp.

Our appeal is to repair the building, then replace the books. Children of Brikama Upper Basic School love going to school. We want them to be inspired to learn in a room which is safe, clean and appropriate to encourage them to learn.

Who are we?
Lord Williams’s School is a thriving and popular comprehensive school, based in South Oxfordshire we serve the Thame community and its surrounding rural area. We are a split-site school, with Years 7 – 9 on the Lower School site at Towersey Road and Years 10 – 13 on the Upper School site at Oxford Road. We pay particular attention to each individual student by promoting their personal, social and educational development to enable all to achieve at the highest level possible.  As a result of our continuing success, Lord Williams’s School is consistently oversubscribed.

Where will the money go?
We are fundraising to help redevelop the library at Birkama School in The Gambia. All of the funds raised will be used to help rebuild the library and develop a fantastic safe resource for the school and students.

A personal thank you note from our Gambia Link Committee.

A personal thank you note from Birkama School in The Gambia.

Further information
More information on The Gambia link can be found on our school website:

We will post updates and pictures on the school website so you can keep track and see how your donations are helping to develop the library at Birama School.

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Help us succeed!

- You do not need to give money to help us succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.

- In fact, share it with everyone you know as we think it is a great idea and the more people who know about it, the more likely we are to make this work out brilliantly.

- And we know we said you do not need to give money to help us but we'd love it if you did! Please sponsor us and help make this happen.

Thanks for looking and for your support!