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Schools in The Gambia EDUCATION The Presentation of Mary Sisters in the Gambia had tried to fulfill Marie Rivier’s dream by being involved in education. Presently, we have four schools: Presentation Girls’ Vocational School Presentation Nursery School Rivier Nursery School Anne Marie Rivier Primary School

The above schools have tried to help to mold children and young people to acquire a bright future.

Presentation Girls’ Vocational School (P.G.V.S.) P.G.V.S. is located in Banjul, the capital city of the Gambia. The students who attend classes in the school are coming from the kombo’s. Only a few students reside in Banjul. CURRICULUM In P.G.V.S., there are two sections: Home Economics and Secretarial section Home Economics section Students in this section study math, English, tie and die, arts and craft, embroidery, tailoring and cookery. With limited resources they were able to make beautiful things with their hands.


Who is enrolled in this section? Girls who have never been to school, those who stop in different levels of studies. We even enroll girls who went to grade twelve. Under this section, we do not select academic levels but we consider the age. Girls who are fifteen and above are accepted to study in our school.

Secretarial Section This section is more demanding due to the type of subjects that are studied. For instance, banking and finance, marketing, business management, French, computer, business studies, office procedure and accounting.

Therefore, the school accepts only girls who have grade nine and twelve certificates and are able to read and analyze properly. Girls who stop in grade ten or eleven are also allowed to study in our school.


PRESENTATION NURSEY SCHOOL The school is one of the apostolates of the Sisters in Brikama. It has twelve classrooms and in each of those classes, there are forty –five children. It is a promising school because the children are eloquent speakers and they excel in their exams. The environment is quite attractive and conducive for learning.

One of the most interesting things in this school is the existence of a creative room. Children go in and take time to play. Thank God for a creative mind!

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CREATIVE ROOM IN PRESENTATION NURSEY


Rivier Nursery School This is one of our nursery schools in Serrekunda. The children have the same uniform with Presentation Nursery School in Brikama. At River, the children come in when they are 3 years old.

Rivier children at Physical Education. The children love to play with their fellow students.

Pre- nursery on physical education

This is class two with their teacher. The children are very good and they are obedient to their teachers.


Anne Marie Rivier School

Beautiful school This school is a primary school which has attracted many admissions because of the quality education. It is also one of the apostolates of Brikama Sisters. One of the developments that took place this year is the construction of three buildings for the junior school which will commence next academic year-20122013.

The bus belongs to the school. It helps to transport children to and from school.

Students of Ann Marie Rivier School are writing the national exam.


GRADUATION The Presentation Girls’ Vocational School had its annual graduation ceremony on the 8th June 2012 at the school grounds. This is the 8th graduation ceremony in which students are happy to end their three year studies. This special event was graced by distinguished guests, parents, sisters, teachers and students. It is also an event by which teachers and students receive their certificates.

The ex- students are singing a congratulations song to graduating students.


The guest speaker delivers her speech on the theme of women in developing countries. She said that it is important for young girls to know what women are doing in private and government sectors so that they will be motivated.

The second year students are performing a special dance

The assistant head girl gave the vote of thanks to the principal, teachers and all auxiliary staff that have helped them throughout their studies. It was a powerful message of appreciation.


RIVIER NURSERY SCHOOL Graduation in Rivier School. The children are processing to go to the stage. It is beautiful to see them match towards the stage.

The children are performing a dance.

Rhymes were presented by the pre- nursery class. These children are great The day ended with a word of thanks by one of the children and the issuing of certificates.


THE GAMBIA