Hanne Vibe School

The Hanne Vibe School is located in the Sancheba area of The Gambia. It is a small school with only 5 classrooms and approximately 140 pupils. Mrs Singateh, the head teacher, was a School Monitor (equivalent to an OFSTED inspector in the UK) for the area. As many of the children cannot afford to pay school fees, she had funded the school through her own finances. However, since retiring she was unable to continue do this and subsequently the school was struggling for finance and resources. The school had very few resources: the classrooms needed refurbishing and the broken-up floors in classrooms and the outside yard needed replacing.

Refurbishment of the School.

Since 2018 teams visiting the school have painted and decorated the inside of all the classrooms and the outside walls, floors in the classrooms and the outside yard area have been replaced and with the help of Peters’ Hill Primary School and Mount Pleasant Primary School we have been able to purchase playground toys. A new toilet block has also been built.

To support the school over the past few years we paid teacher’s salaries during COVID lockdown. We have also provided reading books, pens, pencils and other school equipment, furniture and resources. Each year Christmas shoeboxes are also given to every child in the school.

Sponsor a Child Programme

To support the school Project Gambia established a ‘Sponsor a Child’ Programme in April 2019. (For more details about this programme go to the Projects Section of this website).