First established 11 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 2018 we will embarked on our 11th trip as Ridgewood High School's Project Gambia.
In March 2018 Project Gambia will be making its 11th visit to The Gambia. This year a record 102 people will be travelling to The Gambia over a two week period.
We are delighted this year that staff and students from Earls High School and Stourbridge College will be joining us alongside all the adult volunteers (for some it will be their first trip)) and staff from Olive Hill, Newfield Park, Hob Green and Peter’s Hill Primary schools.
Visit our fundraising page to make one off donations or to sign up for our January Gambiathon