10-classroom expansion started at Brufut Lower Basic School

design for expansion of Brufut LBS with 10 classrooms

We’re happy to see the expansion of the rehabilitated basic school in Brufut starting with the foundation work. It was amazing that MRC-Holland Foundation* offered their support on the day we celebrated the finalisation of the rehabilitation works we did in 2018, seeing it really happen is even more gratifying.

Steps towards Better Education

During the kick-off ceremony on the 29th September 2019, CASA Gambia signed a contract worth GMD 4,153,065 with A &A Construction for the construction of a 10-classroom 2-story building at Brufut Lower Basic School to be realised in six months.

CASA Gambia also contracted Mr. Mustapha Jallow as supervisor to the building project at the time of GMD 60,000. Mustapha Jallow shall serve as a supervisor for CASA Gambia in monitoring and evaluating A&A Construction at Brufut Lower Basic School in its task to construct a ten classroom Storey building in a period of six months.

foundation work starting for Brufut LBS expansion

Scope of the Expansion project

The project is aimed at improving the capacity of Brufut Lower Basic School by building a classroom block for the growing number of students in this densely populated community and to improve the quality of basic education.

To enable the school to achieve this stated goal, MRC Holland in cooperation with CASA Gambia and CASA Gambia The Netherlands, a non-governmental organization; a non-political, non-religious and a non-profit making charitable association, intends to construct ten classrooms for the school, to address the current problem the school is facing in running afternoon shift, with fewer school hours then the morning shift, due to inadequacy of classrooms.

CASA Gambia objectives for Expansion Brufut Lower Basic School

This project is part of the objectives of the project plan for the rehabilitation of Brufut Lower Basic School which was successfully and timely implemented by CASA-Gambia. The main objectives of this project include:

  • Construction and commissioning of the (10) classroom block for Brufut Lower Basic School.
  • Furnishing the constructed classrooms with as much as possible locally produced furniture
  • Preparation of a feasible maintenance plan for the classrooms.
  • Handover the completely equipped classrooms to the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education.
  • Monitoring the maintenance of the structure.

The ceremony on the 29th of September was graced by authorities of Brufut Lower Basic School and executive of CASA-Gambia, signifying this important event in our joint quest for better education for the future generations in Brufut.

Many thanks to our partner and sponsor MRC – Holland Foundation for the collaboration and trust in us.

CASA Gambia team

Paving the way for self-driven development!

local brick production for Brufut LBS expansion