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.
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.
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
Supporting the installation of a market garden in a local village
Piping has been installed from the solar pump to Sintet Village
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