First established 10 years ago the aim of the project was for students, staff, and members of our local community to travel to The Gambia for a week each year to experience first hand life in a developing country, so that they become aware of their responsibilities as global citizens, develop a respect and appreciation of their own culture, and make a difference to the world in which they live.
However the project has become much more than that.
Working alongside Gambian schools and communities we go beyond 'handouts' to provide the education, support and funding needed for people to become independent, and find a sustainable solution to poverty. In March 2017 we will embarked on our 10th trip as Ridgewood High School's Project Gambia.
Wednesday 1st March - Final parents meeting and passports and CAT1B forms due in
Monday 27th March: All resources to C1 and final planning meeting. Come and collect your bags for suitcases!
Tuesday 28th March: At home pack your case to see what other space you have
Thursday 29th March: collect more resources if you have space in C1
Friday 31st March: Mrs Hodt, Miss Broadhead go with Primary staff and adults
Monday 3rd April: Final touch base for whole group – if you have any spare space collect more resources
Tuesday 4th April: First group go
Thursday 6th April : Final meeting for Friday group 3pm in C1- if you have any spare space collect more resources
Friday 7th April: Group 2 go
Supporting the installation of a market garden in a local village
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