Weasenham School gives warm welcome to Gambia teacher

Gambian Primary School Teacher Mr Momodou Cham (front centre) and pupils with some of the gifts presented to him while at Weasenham Primary School ANL-140210-162647009

Gambian Primary School Teacher Mr Momodou Cham (front centre) and pupils with some of the gifts presented to him while at Weasenham Primary School ANL-140210-162647009

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A village school is forging links in Africa after hosting a teacher from Gambia.

Momodou Cham, who had never previously left his homeland, has spent the past two weeks in West Norfolk as a guest of Weasenham Primary School.

During his visit, he has taught lessons on his country and culture to pupils at the Reffley and Rudham primary schools, as well as the Fakenham Academy.

And, on Thursday, Mr Cham received a range of sports equipment and teaching aids, plus a set of football kits, which was sponsored by Templeman Design Consultants, to take back to his school in Sare Samba, in the south of the country close to its southern border with Senegal.

Key Stage Two teacher Angela Spencer said Mr Cham’s school, the Sare Samba Lower Basic School, has little equipment of its own. She said: “They don’t have any computers or even a camera, the latter is one item that we will be gifting to him, but we will have to raise funds for a computer.

“We won a grant to fund the visit from the British Council for twinning schools across the world and connecting classrooms, to fund his visit to our country, and much of the money is being spent on equipment.”

Mrs Spencer is now hoping to make a return visit to Gambia next spring.

And she has appealed for anyone with any unwanted sports kit or educational resources to contact the school.

Mr Cham is pictured above with pupils and staff.

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