YM Lab Gambia Banjul

YM Lab Gambia Banjul


The Yamoransa Model expands outside of Ghana with its first lab in The Gambia


Dr. Deborah Rose invited her good friend, Ms. Sukai Sey, who is a native of The Gambia to attend the dedications of Labs 6,7 and 8 in November of 2020. Sukai was so impressed with the Centers that she immediately asked Japhet Aryiku and Deborah Rose if they would be willing to consider installing a similar center in the Gambia.

At the conclusion of that trip to Ghana, Japhet turned to Sukai and asked her to identify a location in The Gambia for the project and they would work with Kafui Prebbie to install an ICT Center there. This was to be the first Yamoransa Model for Sustainable Development project outside of Ghana.

Sukai was a graduate of the St. Joseph’s Senior High School, the top girl’s school in The Gambia and is located in the capital, Banjul. The school was centrally located, and the ICT Center would be able to service, not only St. Joseph’s, but also St. Augustine Senior High School, an all-boys school located next door, the Garba Jahumpa Senior High School and The Gambia Senior Secondary School.

Kafui Prebbie, the CEO of TECHAiDE then went to The Gambia with a team, that included Deborah Rose to do a needs assessment. Working with the administration of St. Joseph’s, and with Sukai Sey who agreed to be the Promoter of the Center, they selected two classrooms that could be renovated accommodate 25 computers each as well as a third classroom for a Makers Space for robotics, a 3D printer and Virtual Reality equipment.

Since this was the first center to be built outside of Ghana, TECHAiDE would have the additional challenge of loading the full Gambian senior high school curriculum onto the ASANKA devices for the computer center.

The Yamoransa Model Education Center in The Gambia was officially dedicated on July 15th, 2021 in a ceremony that included Dr. Deborah Rose, the President of the Helping Africa Foundation, Japhet Aryiku, the Executive Director of the Helping Africa Foundation, Kafui Prebbe, the CEO of TECHAiDE, Ms Sukai Sey, the Promoter of the Center, the Honorable Mayor of Banjul, Rohey Malick Lowe, who was also a graduate of St. Joseph’s, The Chairperson of the St. Joseph’s Board of Governors, Mrs. Marie-Antoinette Corr, the Principal of St. Joseph’s, Madam Hannah Coker, the Deputy Minister of the Basic and Secondary Education for The Gambia and other dignitaries.

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