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Serrekundading, Gambia; washed out

Al Hamdulillah, Caravan of Mercy has a number of humanitarian and charitable projects in different parts of the Gambia. Such projects include child and adult education, food, clothing and Quran distribution and building projects.

Serrekundading is a village located east of Brikama next to Kembujae. Caravan of Mercy has been supporting the Serrekundading public through it’s Madressah since it was established six years ago. Sadly this Madressah has since collapsed.

The Madressah once housed 200 students from Serrekundading and surrounding villages and was the only one of it’s kind in the area.
The Madressah was made up of two classrooms, one office and a store-room, all financed and constructed by the locals with mud bricks. The roofing and doors were provided by Caravan of Mercy. The ages of the children taught there ranged from 7 to 15 years. They were tutored by 4 teachers who taught them Quran and Islamic subjects as well as English language, mathematics, science and social and environmental studies.

During the annual rain season in 2013, the region experienced such torrential rain falls that utterly destroyed the Madressah.

The locals are now desperate to have a new stronger building erected to fulfill their basic religious needs. A building that can withstand both the heat and heavy down-pours of rain.

The proposed Madressah building is estimated to cost £15,000.

Caravan of Mercy are therefore seeking donations in order to help the Gambians in Serrekundading.

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