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Edmonds Rotary raising funds for science lab in Gambia


Last updated 3/8/2019 at Noon

Students and teachers in Niani School in Wassu, Gambia, will be getting a science lab, thanks to the Edmonds Rotary Club.

Four members of the Edmonds Rotary’s International Service Committee – Lamin Manneh, Maggie Peterson, Randy Hutchins and Beth W. Kealy – recently returned from Gambia.

The purpose was to identify a suitable site for a science lab in the Central River Valley, a region that is one of the poorest in Gambia. Without and without a “pure science” lab, the best and brightest students cannot complete their high school requirements, Peterson said.

As a result, many students drop out or are forced to relocate to a different area, which creates stress for parents and students.

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