Welcome to the home of Ridgewood High School's Project Gambia

First established in 2007 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.


Fence for Market Garden - Madiana

After visiting Madiana in March we agreed to support to locals in building a market garden to crow and sell crops. Work on the fence has now been completed.



Dates for your Diary


Wednesday 16th November - Deposits (£10) for Yellow Fever vaccinations

Wednesday 7th December - Final payment date and Balance (£40) for Yellow Fever vaccinations
and passports to be shown Mrs Hodt

Wednesday 11th January - Yellow Fever Vaccinations

Monday 6th February - Yellow Fever cards and Malaria prescriptions due in

Wednesday 1st March - Final parents meeting and passports due in



Gambia Weather

2016 Report

PG 2106 Report

Click the image to download the report



Supporting the installation of a market garden in a local village

Visit our Madiana Page

Sintet Farm

Piping has been installed from the solar pump to Sintet Village

Visit our Sintet Farm page


Medical Centre

Latest news from our Medical Centre

Visit our Medical Centre page


Ridgewood High School, Park Road West, Wollaston, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 3NQ

Telephone:(01384) 818445
Reg charity number: 1160143