Project - Container Project
Location: Gunjur Region -In 2012 14 tonnes of donated resources were collected from across the North of England, sorted and shipped to The Gambia from Sunderland.
The container was packed to capacity with furniture for schools, books, stationery, classroom resources, gardening equipment, cycles, sports equipment, workshop tools and consumables, and shoes and clothing.
Donations were gathered from far and wide; schools, community groups, youth projects, local businesses, friends, family, work colleagues and individuals that had heard about the project and just wanted to help.
Gentoo and Mobile Mini helped out by providing container storage on site throughout the year.
A recycling/sorting centre was Farringdon Community Sports College handed over the old caretakers house and volunteers transformed it into a recycling centre to help manage the flow of donations. 32 volunteers helped to sort and pack resources for the container.
The container arrived and was unpacked by our Gambian friends. The contents were distributed by a team of our volunteers who ensured the resources reached their intended destinations.
We plan to ship at least one 40’ container per year (subject to raising funds to meet the shipping costs) If you have any resources that you would like to donate please contact us on 07885 274646.