Posted on Mar 10, 2019

Smart Penguin Studio

Well our trip is complete; visiting schools and villages in West Africa, with the primary focus of delivering school equipment, clothing to children (donated by the wonderful community at Smart Penguin & Mawnan Smith), and finding a school that can be linked with Smart Penguin!

The school we found was beyond anything we could have imagined and we were blown away by the 119 children attending this tiny run-down 'school' and taught by one teacher alone. This teacher is an exceptional man. He sleeps at the school, takes care of the children in every way; food, clothing and education. Mr Jannah is also responsible for 14 orphaned children, the only support given from his own family.

This outstanding teacher and school survive purely on donations, sponsorship and volunteers. Mr Jannah created this school to provide a safe-haven and place to educate children, who would otherwise be sitting in a compound without opportunity, care or hope.

Smart Penguin is delighted to now be officially linked with this wonderful school. We not only aim to fundraise to support this incredible school’s future, but create strong links between our community in Cornwall; this is a community project which we hope will benefit many people both at home, and in this very deprived area of West Africa.

If you are interested in anyway, or just have some ideas, please contact us. The effects of even a little help would be overwhelming to this very small, very hidden, but absolutely crucial little school.
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