Pageant News 27 April 2010
We have just been offered a magnificent
donation of science kit from
Technology Supplies Ltd.
They have decided to discontinue supplying science equipment for
schools, so have offered Pageant a lot of their remaining stock. The
total cost of the equipment we have selected would be about £13,000,
or just over half a million Dalasis if we had to buy it!! All brand
new... a truly amazing offer, which we are really excited about.
Technology Supplies is prepared to pack it
onto pallets for us and send it direct to our shipper. Pippa is
going to contact the Gambian
Permanent Secretary for Education, tell him about the equipment and
say that we are willing to ship it, but we would like the Education
Department to handle it at the Banjul end - including collecting from
the port, delivery and customs. Pippa is suggesting that many of the one-off bigger items
should go to the Gambia Teacher Training College for the trainee
teachers to be able to see and use. However, the bulk of the
shipment will be distributed as determined by the Education
Department. Pippa will ask them for a list of the schools and
colleges that are the lucky recipients, and will make follow up
visits to make sure the equipment is being used to the best
advantage. We hope to get photos of various bits of kit in use, to
be given to Technology Supplies as a thank-you.
We will keep you updated about shipping and
distribution, and subsequently publish some of the photos.
Meanwhile a HUGE THANK YOU to Technology Supplies for this wonderful
offer - we are truly grateful for it.