CHARITY & VOLUNTEERING

The Gambian people are proud of their growing economy, their vibrant tourism industry and the strong agricultural base they have built - and maintain a wish to be self-sufficient. Nevertheless, The Gambia is a developing country and welcomes support from charitable organisations.

Gambia Charity

We are dedicated to supporting charitable projects in The Gambia, assisting both UK and Gambian based charities in addition to our own ongoing charity projects including the School Development Fund and Community Stove Project.

Children at school in The Gambia

Meet the team!

We have our own dedicated charity team, who are on hand to give advice and to help with all your enquiries. Please call Stephanie or Becky, our charity co-ordinators, on 01489 866979 or email us at charity@gambia.co.uk.

Mayan Turbo Stove

Community Stove Project

A project where customers and friends of The Gambia Experience are given the opportunity to sponsor an alternative fuel stove as a present for either a family they know or one selected on the basis of restricted income.

Further Project Information

25 years in The Gambia

In October 2013 we donated £10,000 worth of flight seats to charitable projects. We wanted to show our appreciation to our regular travellers who without your loyalty and support, we would not be able to assist such worthwhile causes.

Our 25 Years Celebration

Welcome to the School Development Fund

As The Gambia Experience we've always had a policy of contributing to the local community helping to fund the building, renovating and equipping of schools and supporting the education of children throughout The Gambia. Our school fund was set up in 1989 and together with the help of our clients, we have assisted over 100 school projects across The Gambia. In 2013/14 we raised over £6,000, contributing to the construction of new buildings and the buying of school equipment. 

School Development Fund

 

Gambia Charity Directory

With an overwhelming number of organisations supporting so many worthwhile causes in the Gambia, The Gambia Experience have set up a charity directory where these projects can showcase their valuable work. Search through our A to Z guide to learn about each organisation and follow their web links to learn more. Please get in touch if you'd like more information or you'd like to be added to our directory.

Afrikaya

Afrikaya

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The Derek Bailey Foundation

The Derek Bailey Foundation

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Bansang Hospital Appeal

Bansang Hospital Appeal

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The Bantaba Project

The Bantaba Project

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Building Futures in The Gambia

Building Futures in The Gambia

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Child Aid Gambia

Child Aid Gambia

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Dance2Learn

Dance2Learn

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Elemental Wellbeing

Elemental Wellbeing

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First Aid 4 Gambia

First Aid 4 Gambia

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Football Gambia

Football Gambia

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Gambia Education & Teaching Support

Gambia Education & Teaching Support

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Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust

Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust

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GambiCats

GambiCats

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Goal for The Gambia

Goal for The Gambia

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Ida Bass Kidney Foundation

Ida Bass Kidney Foundation

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The Jallow Foundation

The Jallow Foundation

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jole rider

jole rider

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The Kambeng Trust

The Kambeng Trust

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Legs 4 Africa

Legs 4 Africa

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The Lisa Kent Trust

The Lisa Kent Trust

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Maternal & Childhealth Advocacy International

Maternal & Childhealth Advocacy International

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Open The Gate

Open The Gate

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Riders for Health

Riders for Health

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School Development Fund

School Development Fund

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Wonder Years Centre of Excellence (WYCE)

Wonder Years Centre of Excellence (WYCE)

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The Yate – Genieri Link

The Yate – Genieri Link

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Yorkshire to Gambia Educational Trust

Yorkshire to Gambia Educational Trust

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Please note we are merely acting as point of contact and are in no way responsible for the actions of the individual organisations involved.

 

Gambia Links Magazine

Please see below, the first edition of Gambia Links, our new magazine showcasing education and charity links between the UK and The Gambia. We are aware of the hundreds of organisations and individuals involved with school partnerships and charitable projects and wanted to share some of their experiences in the hope that they would help others, and the people of The Gambia.

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Volunteering in The Gambia

Volunteering in The Gambia

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As a specialist tour operator, working in The Gambia for over 26 years and with a real affinity for the country, we are constantly looking for ways we can repay the warm hospitality shown to us and our customers by the Gambian people. Following many requests from our guests over the years, we have joined forces with the award-winning volunteer organisation, people and places, to enable those who wish to give their time, expertise and enthusiasm to travel to The Gambia as a volunteer.

Volunteering in The Gambia

people and places

Regarded as the best in their field and having won The 2013 World Responsible Tourism – best for campaigning and the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award for Best Volunteering Organisation, people and places, like us, know and love The Gambia. They are committed to providing meaningful and rewarding volunteer placements and work closely with Gambian people to ensure that volunteers have the best possible experience.

Volunteering in The Gambia

Why choose The Gambia Volunteering Experience?

  • Integrity:  people and places is recognised as a leading, award-winning, responsible volunteering placement organisation.
  • Experience: The Gambia Experience has over 26 years’ experience of organising trips to West Africa.
  • Trusted local partners: we work closely with Gambian partners and have the ability to manage short term placements.
  • Sustainability: local needs are identified and considered, and volunteer skills and experience are matched carefully to these needs. 
  • Professional and personal preparation: each volunteer’s experience, career path and life skills will be taken into account in identifying how they are best placed to help in any particular project.
  • Fully bonded:  Protection to ensure volunteers have complete financial security.

Volunteering in The Gambia

The Next Step...

Email Us Your Application

We hope that you will then be inspired to take the next step towards making a real difference to the lives of those much less fortunate than ourselves.

To register your interest please fill out an application form and then attach and email it to us volunteering@gambia.co.uk

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I have been many times and always found The Gambia good value for money. Easy to get to. All round good experience.

Mr Chignell – Guest – Sarge’s Hotel