Aquasign Calls On Local Firms To Donate Classroom Supplies For Gambian School


Aquasign, an Aberdeen-based specialist in the design and manufacture of subsea and topsides signage is calling on local businesses to support a Gambian school through the donation of stationery, equipment, desks, blackboards and any other relevant supplies for a classroom.

Having supported Pandi’s Legacy, the charity behind the build of the only school in Tallingding, Gambia, for 10 years, Aquasign commercial director, Emma Learmonth, will be travelling to Gambia on 15th November to assist with the build of three new classrooms.

She will be part of a 15 strong team who will assist with the build at Kunta Kinteh Primary, which provides young local children with the chance to go to school each day.

Emma says: “Pandi’s Legacy is charity is close to my heart. Being part of the classroom build group is an exciting prospect and I look forward to travelling to Gambia for the first time and meeting the children. The classroom supplies are essential to finish the project and I hope that we can call on businesses in Aberdeen to show their support.

“A container for the shipping of items will be leaving Aberdeen on 20th November to take the items to Gambia. All contributing businesses will have their company logo featured on the trip t-shirts which we will be proudly wearing during the project.”

Jackie Jobe, founder of the charity Pandi’s Legacy, says, “We currently have 153 children at the school but due to overcrowding we had to move, hence the need for the additional new classroom spaces.”

Jackie continues, “For many children in Gambia, obtaining an elementary education can be the difference between earning a living and spending a life on the streets – and the longer they attend school, the higher their chances of earning enough to be able to afford food, a decent place to stay and opportunities. We want to ensure the children have a safe and comfortable environment to study in and I hope that the businesses of Aberdeen can support with this.”

Businesses that would like to support with the donation of classroom supplies or a monetary contribution should contact Emma Learmonth or visit the JustGiving page.

Keep checking Aquasign’s social media pages for progress during Emma’s trip.

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