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.
The pump is up and running and 20,000 litres of water per day is being pumped into Sintet farm. The pipeline has been extended into the village to provide drinking water for all.
TUESDAY 19TH JULY - Gambia supporters evening 7pm at the Copthorne Hotel, Dudley. £15.50 includes entry and a two course meal.
Teenage Market in Dudley (Date TBC)
Bag Packing at Tesco Stourbridge (Date TBC)
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.