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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 almost finished

The new school library project is nearing completion. Due to the COVID-19 delay, we anticipate the library to be delivered to the school in late 2021.

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Building of the library – erection of the roof

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The roof is closed

At the last Zoom conference with the school administration and the school management committee on 05.07.21, we were informed that after a two-year construction period, the completion of the new library can be expected in July 2021. Then the Assembly Hall can finally be fully used for school activities again.

At the moment, final painting and installation work is still taking place in the new library building.

 

The photos show the status of the construction work at the end of June 2021.

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Installation of fans

Interior view

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.