Welcome to the Albaraca Nursery School


The Albaraca Nursery School in The Gambia has been open since 1997.  It is a UK registered charity and provides nursery education for 170 children between the ages of three and seven.  

The school is located in Sukuta, a medium-sized town in The Gambia, West Africa.  It is a 15 minute drive from the coastal resort of Kololi.

The primary aims of the school are in the provision of quality nursery education, but the charity also aims to support the wider community, for example in the supply of mosquito nets for school age children at the start of the rainy season.

Five of the UK trustees visited the school (at their own expense) between 2017 and 2020, seeing the latest developments and supporting our headmaster, Mr Salieu Baldeh.  To hear about these visits and other recent news, please visit the School News page.

Covid 19 has affected schools in The Gambia and the Albaraca Nursery School, like other schools in the country, was closed for a number of months in 2020. There is more information about the excellent response from teachers, pupils & parents to the challenges of the pandemic on the School News page.

“Albaraca” means “thank you” in the local Mandinka language. The school also has a Vision Statement and a Mission Statement (photo below), which are visible to all on the school walls.