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 2016 we will embarked on our 9th trip as Ridgewood High School's Project Gambia.
SUNDAY 1st May - Spinathon at the Crystal Leisure Centre 9am until 12
TUESDAY 3rd May - RHS Gam Bake off, bring your cakes to C1
SATURDAY 9th July - Rye Market Day in Stourbridge Town Centre
TUESDAY 24th May - Parents information evening for the 2017 Project Gambia Trip (Date TBC)
The pump is up and running and 20,000 litres of water per day is being pumped into Sintet farm.
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.