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From left to right: Jill Moore, Joe Lockey, Sue Lockey, Anita Bew, Neil Griffiths, Sarah Adams, Steph Thompson

Meet our Trustees

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Neil Griffiths

Treasurer

Neil was a former Primary School headteacher and Director of a Government Literacy Project. He is currently an international Education Consultant.
He founded Project Gambia in 2003 following a visit during which he fell in love with the Gambian people and their culture.
His respect and deep emotion for them grows stronger each year as does his amazement at what they achieve in such difficult circumstances.

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Anita Bew

Chair

Anita has been volunteering in The Gambia for over 30 years and was honoured by becoming an Honorary Citizen of Gunjur and then an MBE awarded in the UK.
She has huge experience of and a deep understanding of the way of life in The Gambia.
She is much loved and respected by the villagers and the Project Gambia team!

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Jill Moore

Trustee

Jill Moore is a former headteacher of a special needs school and member of an advisory team in Derby City.
She has a wealth of knowledge across many aspects of education and her passion for the rights of all children, but particularly those with special needs, has helped us make enormous progress in this area of education.

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Steph Thompson

Trustee

Steph has worked as a special needs classroom assistant with particular knowledge of sensory therapy.
She currently teaches yoga and delivers massage and aromatherapy and these skills have been so beneficial to our children with special needs.

Meet our Volunteers

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Sarah Adams

Volunteer

Sarah is Deputy Headteacher of a Primary School in Swindon.
Having visited The Gambia on several occasions as part of teachers visits, she recently lived in the village for 5 months.
During that time she acted in an advisory capacity for all our schools. She was very well received and made an enormous impact in a short time, sadly curtailed by the Covid pandemic.

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Sue Lockey

Volunteer

Sue Lockey, a former teacher currently owns and runs the highly successful Puppet Company.
With this background she has been instrumental in introducing puppets and their use across all our schools!
She is a natural teacher and performer!

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Joe Lockey

Volunteer

Joe is called by our founder Neil Griffiths 'Mr Fixit'.
Without him our schools would simply not be in their present excellent condition.
You name it he can do it and this makes him an invaluable member of the team.
His IT and photography skills are the driving force of our website and publicity.