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.
Project Gambia have joined with local business Give Penny to support our fundraising.
Gambia supporters evening at the Copthorne hotel deemed a great success.
We support Write Size pencils and they have appeared recently on Dragons den.
The fence surrounding the market garden at Madiana has been erected.
Project Gambia is now a registered charity and you can now text to donate
Extensions to the farm have increased its size to 400 metres square.