Seeds to Gambia!

Thanks to friends at Thirsk Garden Centre we have been able to donate a range of seeds to the UNISON Yorkshire & Humberside Gambia Project, which will be used by school children to grow vegetables in the school garden.

We recently received a generous donation of seeds from local business, Thirsk Garden Centre, which we have passed on to the UNISON Yorkshire & Humberside Gambia Project which our branch has been proudly supporting since 2011.

As the the largest trade union in education in the UK, our
members understand how important a good education is for a child’s future – not just in the UK but across the world.

The Project began in June 2011 as the Gambia Bijilo School Project and has aimed to provide essentials like tools and equipment for use in the school’s kitchen garden, as well as a water pump to assist irrigation and a freezer to store food.

The project has also helped to provide modern toilet facilities to improve health and hygiene, and a borehole and water storage tower to guarantee the flow and supply of water within the school.

Our branch Secretary, Wendy Nichols, chose the project as one of her charities to support during her presidential year in 2015/16 and we have continued to support the project ever since. The next target is to raise enough money to build 3 new classrooms.

Find out more about the Gambia Project, in the 2020 annual report