With so many worthwhile projects applying, we have been hugely oversubscribed with nearly 60 applications requesting donations of over £165,000. The panel of judges have therefore had some difficult decisions to make when choosing the final projects.
Chairman - Dick Sisman, Sustainable Tourism Advisor
Derek Moore - Chairman of AITO
Chris Rowles, The Gambia Experience Managing Director
Joyce Stavroulakis, The Gambia Experience Resort Manager
Katie Bushnell, The Gambia Experience Sustainable Tourism Manager
A Message from the Chairman
“As Chairman of the judges of The Gambia Experience 25 year funding programme I was amazed by the number of applications received and the diversity of good works being undertaken by large and small organizations and charities in The Gambia.
Almost 60 applications were received for projects to develop educational facilities; medical programmes, social and wellbeing projects for all ages and projects linked to health and safety of humans and animals.
As judges we would really have liked to help all of the project proposers but had to make a choice which we felt were representative of all aspects of life and topics.
The judges carefully considered every application received and held 2 face to face meetings to discuss all of the applications. I am convinced that the process for selection was both fair and thorough and I look forward to seeing the results of our deliberations delivering many environmental and social benefits that would not otherwise have been achieved.”
After many debates and much deliberation those projects to receiving funding are -
Marlborough Brandt Group
Yorkshire to Gambia Educational Trust
Nova Scotia-Gambia Association
Advancement Initiative for Medicine and Science (AIMS)
Crownhill Methodist Church
The Jallow Foundation
Gambia and Avon Fire Services in Partnership (GAFSIP)
Power Up Gambia
Bansang Hospital Appeal
ComAfrique Intelizon Initiative
Ageing with a Smile Initiative (ASI)
Lord Williams's School
Horizons Trust Gambia
Riders for Health
First Aid 4 Gambia
Friends of Gambian Schools
The Indigo Project - Gambia (TIP)
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GOAL for the Gambia