© 2016 Halesowen Day Nursery
Registered office:

137 Hagley Road, Halesowen, West Midlands,    

B63 4JN
Registered in England: 04471417

Project Gambia

As part of a local secondary school - Ridgewood High's - ongoing Project Gambia work, children and staff at Halesowen Day Nursery have made links with a nursery in The Gambia.

 

Our children here at Halesowen have sent photos, presents, pictures & letters to the children in The Gambia. Photos and African instruments have been shared with the children to help them gain an awareness of a different country and culture. The Gambian lifestyle has also been explored in a storybook that we have created together, giving our children an insight into a life with many differences but also similarities to ours. We feel that not only are these activities important for their education of the world around then but they’re also a way to support children in beginning to explore feelings of empathy and compassion.

 

Fundraising is also a big part of the project and at Christmas children and families are invited to collecting & donate a ‘Christmas shoebox’ to the children at Half-Die & Kanefine schools in The Gambia.

 

As a whole nursery, we currently sponsor 4 children at Half-Die Nursery in the Gambia. These children are now fortunate enough to access a good education - something that are so blessed to already have access to in this country. Funds and sponsorship pay for their education, clothes, school shoes and bags to enable them to continue with their education.

 

Previous Charity work

In addition to our support work in Africa, staff and children here at Halesowen Day Nursery are involved in a number of different charitable projects throughout the year which has a great positive impact on the children. Although we do of course support the larger charities, we try to concentrate our efforts on the more local needs as we feel that it is more beneficial for the children to be a part of the action and see where their fundraising efforts are going - it not only helps them to learn about people who need our help in a real way, but shows them that they live in a world where people do kind and wonderful things every day and that they can be a part of that too.

 

Previous and ongoing projects/charities that we support include:   

  • Homeless "ESSENTIALS" bags

  • The White Van Mission

  • Bake Off & MacMillan Coffee Morning

  • Den Day - supporting Save the Children

  • Childline

  • Cancer research

  • The Lullaby Trust

  • Donating toys to Barnardos children

  • Birmingham Children's Hospital

  • Wish House - a charity granting special wishes to local terminally ill children and giving their whole family time together.

  • Local community Harvest visits to the elderly or infirm

  • Children in Need

  • Comic Relief

 

If there are any particular charities or causes that are close to you or your child’s heart, please do let us know as we would love to get involved with you.