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News

Container on its way to Gambia!

On 18/03/2022, within three hours, more than 40 dedicated and highly motivated upper school students and teachers from IGS Moormerland, together with our "container team", completely loaded a 40-foot high cube container with almost 250 tables, over 220 chairs, over 30 large boxes, 20 wheelchairs and walkers, sewing machines and materials. A super big thank you goes out to the students, teachers and our "container team" for this great achievement!

The truck was able to pick up the container (WITHOUT the truck 12.03 m long, 2.35 m wide, 2.89 m high) on 19/03/2022. On 30.03. it will then continue by container ship to Banjul. The cargo is scheduled to arrive there on 18.04.22.

Last but not least, a big thank you to the district of Leer, the sports shop Jann Lay in Moormerland, the Reha Team Leer, the shoe shop Wirtjes in Leer and the numerous individual donors, including members from Emden, Bissendorf, Münster and Fürstenau.

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Group picture with the volunteers

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In the afternoon we finished

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That is how to pack properly

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The container is on its way to Gambia

Hygiene measures due to COVID-19

We recently received these photos of the students' morning assembly from our friends and partners at Sukuta Upper Basic and Senior Secondary School. They are wearing mouth-nose masks that we sponsored for all the students and staff at the school. In the meantime, funds were once again made available for the renewed purchase of hygiene articles.

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The Circle of Friends celebrates its birthday

On 21 March 1986, the Circle of Friends Sukuta-Moormerland Ass. was founded in the teachers' room of Moormerland School in the presence of the Honorary Consul of the Republic of The Gambia in Bremen.

Of the board elected at that time, Johanne Veentjer and Holger Schneider have been in office continuously for 35 years.

In the meantime, the 15 founding members have grown to over 100 members, not only from Moormerland, but far beyond the borders of our community. With their support and many sponsors, we have achieved a great deal in Sukuta in the last 35 years: among other things, classrooms and technical rooms, an administration building, the Assembly Hall, a school wall enclosing the entire school grounds have been built and a school library has been set up and fully equipped, for which a new building is now almost completed. In addition, we were able to provide a textbook for every pupil in years 7 to 9 in four subjects. For this we thank our members and supporters from the bottom of our hearts!

The library is finished

At the end of October 2021, the time has finally come: The new construction of the school library has been completed and fully financed, the 2019 offer of GD 3,174,312.00 was not exceeded despite the long construction period.

 

After completion of the construction work in August 2021, the time can be foreseen when the library can be used as such. Preparations are currently being made for the move from the Assembly Hall to the new library.

 

We would like to express our sincere thanks to all those who have actively contributed to the success of this project over the past two years.

 

The photos show the timeline and new library's exterior and interior. For more information, visit the Projects page.

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Building of the library – erection of the roof

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Installation of fans

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The interior 

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The exterior

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The roof is closed

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Interior view

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The library is in use

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The exterior

Construction of a photovoltaic system

In cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Emden-Leer and the association "Nachhaltige Entwicklung in Ostfriesland und der Welt e.V. NEOW), the circle of friends has launched an initiative under the motto "Learning For A Better Future" with the aim of supporting education at the Sukuta Lower Basic School and the Sukuta Upper Basic and Senior Secondary School in Sukuta.

 

Click here to view the flyer.

As a new project, we have been planning since spring 2020 to fit out the school with a photovoltaic system, primarily for the new library to ensure a permanent supply of electricity for:

  • Light

  • Fresh air fans

  • Computers for library staff and in the library for use by teachers and students

For this latest project we still need a remaining balance of funding of 5.000€, which will be financed by donations. Through a donation of the VRD-Stiftung für Erneuerbare Energien in Heidelberg, a great part of the financial demand is already fulfilled.

The supervision of the projects is carried out by the university of Emden-Leer with its staff and know-how, the implementation is carried out by the participating associations.

 

Financing requirement: 30.000 €.                                                                         

 

We ask for donations for this future-oriented project, which is intended to make the heart of the school, the library, independent of costly external sources.

Donation Account: FSM e.V.

Raiffeisenbank Moormerland

IBAN DE 83 2856 3749 0030 7521 00

Intended use: Solar SUSSS

Please indicate your full address on the bank transfer so that we can issue and send you a donation receipt.