Donated Bike - February 2018

Thank you to Harry Walker and James Moran from Now Education who have donated a new bike to Project Gambia. We are hoping to take the bike out with us when we travel to The Gambia in March for Project Gambia 2018.

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Sintet Farm - January 2018

Sintet Farm before and after the installation of the solar water pump. Local people can now grow food for their families and are able to sell some of their produce.

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Sintet


Contain Arrival - January 2018

Project Gambia's container has arrived in The Gambia along with the thousands of items donated by our supporters. A huge thank you to all that donated.

Container

Container


The Shoeboxes have arrived - January 2018

Thank you to everyone who donated items to the shoebox appeal, they have arrived in The Gambia and the children were very pleased to see them

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Shoeboxes

Shoeboxes

Shoeboxes


Gambiathon - January 2018

January sees the start of the Gambiathon, participants are raising money by walking or running a marathon in a month.

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Shoeboxes - December 2017

Some of our students who are due to go to The Gambia next year with the Christmas Shoe Boxes that have been filled due to the generous donations from our volunteers. These are currently in transit to arrive to our friends in The Gambia in time for Christmas.

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Shoeboxes

Shoeboxes

Shoeboxes

Shoeboxes

Shoeboxes

Shoeboxes

Shoeboxes

Shoeboxes


Donated football kit arrives in The Gambia - Novmeber 2017

Some of our Gambian friends wearing football kid donated by local primary schools.

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Football Kit

Football Kit


Donated knitted items arrive in The Gambia - November 2017

Some of the knitted items donated by our wonderful supporters are now being worn by tiny humans in The Gambia.

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Kniited items

Kniited items

Kniited items

Kniited items

Kniited items


Half Dye School - November 2017

On one of our many visits to Half Dye school in 2015 we saw the start of something really special. The old and small school was being knocked down and the foundations of a new one were being dug by hand. Our visit in 2016 saw the completion of the 1st floor and the 2 was well under way. When we arrived in April this year the 2 floor was complete and full of students and with the help of some of Ridgewood's students we painted the classrooms. As of this week the 3rd and final floor has been completed and the roof installed enabling hundreds of children from the local area to go to school.

Half Dye School

Half Dye School

Half Dye School

Half Dye School


Half Dye School

Half Dye School

Half Dye School

Half Dye School


Continer Packing - November 2017

A huge thank you to the helpers that arrived at Ridgewood High School at 7.30am on Saturday to help pack the container ready to be shipped to The Gambia in time for Christmas.

Container

Container


Mosquito Net Update - October 2017

Due to all of your generous donations we have been able to distribute even more Mosquito nets to those who need them in The Gambia. These nets will save lives. Thank you.

Mosquito Nets

Mosquito Nets

Mosquito Nets

Mosquito Nets

Mosquito Nets

Mosquito Nets


SYR Cleaning Supplies - October 2017

Thank you to Scot Young Research Ltd for their generous donation of cleaning products that have now reached some of our poorest friends in The Gambia.

SYR Supplies

SYR Supplies

SYR Supplies

SYR Supplies


Stourbridge FC Donated Football Kit - October 2017

Thank you to Stourbridge FC Official for donating kit that has been sent out to the Outlaws football team in The Gambia.

Stourbridge Kit

Stourbridge Kit


Tesco Bag Packing - September 2017

Students heading to Gambia in 2018 were bag packing at Tesco in Stourbridge to raise money for Project Gambia.

Bag Packing

Bag Packing

Bag Packing

Bag Packing

Bag Packing

Bag Packing


Sintet Farm Unpdate - June 2017

Stourbridge News' Well of Life Appeal one year on: Sintet village farm celebrate successful harvest. Stourbridge news published an article on in progress being made at Sintet farm.

Sintet Farm

Sintet Farm

Sintet Farm

Sintet Farm

Sintet Farm

Sintet Farm



Project Gambia 2017 10 Year Video - June 2017

Video celebrating 10 years of Project Gambia

Click here to view the video


Project Gambia 2017 Photo Highlights Video- May 2017

Click on the image to see the photo highligths video from Project Gambia 2017


Project Gambia 2017 Report - May 2017

Read this years trip report reviewing our work form the last 10 years by clicking on the image below.


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2017 gallery

Project Gambia 2017 Photo Gallery - April 2017

Click on the image to see all of the photos from this years trip

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Midwife employed at the medical centre in Sintet - March 2017

Jabang and Saikou presenting to resources sent in the container Malang the midwife at Sintet medical centre The people of Sintet say a big thank you to everyone who has donated.

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Project Gambia Newsletter - February 2017

Read our latest news and plans for Project Gambia 2017 - click the image to download a PDF version

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Feb _Newsletter
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Feb _Newsletter

Ridgewood High School Mannequin Challenge - December 2016

Over 200 students took part in the Mannequin challenge to raise money for Project Gambia. Well done to all those who stayed still!


Bag packing at Tescos in Stourbridge - November 2016

We took a team of volumteers to Tesco to bag pack and raised over £800 for Project Gambia

Bag Packing
Bag Packing
Bag Packing

Volunteers pack a 40ft container full of resources to the shipped to The Gambia - November 2016

Any army of volunteers turned out on a cold November morning to help pack up the container. Thank you to everyone who helped and donated.

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Pallet Packing
Pallet Packing

Shoebox appeal deemed a great success - October 2016

A team of volunteers spent time packing and wrapping a mountain of shoe boxes ready to ship out to The Gambia. Thank you to everyone who helped and donated.

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Shoebox
Shoebox
Shoebox

Hannah Williams sells her own art to riase money for Project Gambia - October 2016

Hannah travelled to Norfolk in October to put her own artwork on display to the public with all proceeds going to Project Gambia

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Hannah Williams
Hannah Williams
Hannah Williams

Project Gambia launches the 2016 shoebox appeal - September 2016

In October we launched our annual shoebox appeal.

Shoebox Appeal
Shoebox Appeal
Shoebox Appeal

Madiana Market Garden fence construction - August 2016

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.
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Madiana Fence
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Madiana Fence

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Madiana Fence
Madiana Fence

Project Gambia 2016 Photo Gallery Now Live - June 2016

The 2016 photo gallery is now live and a link add to the image below as well as on the photos pages within the media section of thw website.

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School Nurse Annual Report - June 2016

Since 2015 Project Gambia has supported the employment of Paulina Gomez, a school nurse. Paulina works in the Newlife Children's Centres at Kanifing and Half Dye.

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Click on the image or here to read the report


Solar Pump - Sintet Farm - May 2016

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.

Click here or on the image to see the pipeline gallery

This year when we visited The Gambia we were thrilled to see the 'Well of Life' in action. Over £12000 had been raised and it was incredible to see the solar panel, pumping water from a 24 metre borehole into the 4 large water tanks. These 4 tanks, holding 2000 litres of water each, feed the 6 taps on the farm, enabling the villagers to grow crops all year round. However, this is not the end of the story. Work in Sintet has continued and over the past 2 weeks Project Gambia has supported another pipe to be attached to the borehole. The villagers have worked hard digging trenches, laying pipes and installing the 16 taps which will provide fresh, clean drinking water. Water is now being pumped 1.5 km from the borehole to the village. The villagers no longer have to drink water from the dirty wells but have clean drinking water for the first time! Karamo one of our friends in Sintet writes: 'Finally the water is running, unbelievable the villagers cannot believe it. They said they are so delighted that lots of them were in tears. It was very emotional. A very, very big thank you to everyone behind the realisation of this dream. Thank you a million times. This is the message from the villagers.'

Click here to read the Stourbridge News page


Project Gambia 2016 Photo Highlights - April 2016


Project Gambia 2016, The Best One Yet - April 2016

With the Stourbridge News giving us their front page and a record 87 people attending the trip this year it truly has been the best one yet.

Visit our Stourbridge News page

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FRONTPAGE

Project Gambia 2016 Report - April 2016

The 2016 report has been written click on the image to read it.

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Well of Life Water tower is complete - February 2016

The water tower at Sintet farm has been built and connected to the solar powered pump ready for our visit in March.
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Write Size supports Project Gambia - February 2016

Write Size, a company who have developed a range of writing pencils to help children learn and improve their writing skills will be donating a range of these pencils to the schools in we work with in The Gambia. This donation will make not only have a significant impact on the education of the children but will also make a huge difference to the schools who have very few resources. Some of these pencils will go to the school at Madiana where many of the nursery children when we visited last March were writing on blocks of wood. Look out for photos and videos of us giving out the pencils when we visit in the next few weeks. We are delighted that Write Size have committed to supporting us on a long term basis and would like to thank them for their support and generosity. For more details visit their website www.writesize.org

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Competition Plaque Winner Announced - January 2016

Sharna from Rufford Primary is the winner of the 'Well of Life' plaque competition, her winning design will be made and installed onto the pump during our visit in March. The design commemorates Mustapha who sadly died falling down a well in his compound.
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The installation of the Solar powered water pump gets started - December 2015

THANKS to the overwhelming generosity of Stourbridge News readers, a village in Africa has received the greatest Christmas gift of all.

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Donated Books and Supplies arrive at Madiana School - December 2015

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Life Changing Donation to Gambian schoolchildren - November 2015


SCHOOLCHILDREN in The Gambia will now be able to work in comfort after a Halesowen primary school donated hundreds of tables and chairs. Following Newfield Park Primary School’s decision to replace more than 150 tables and 300 chairs, the school contacted Ridgewood High School, in Wollaston, to see if the Project Gambia initiative could put their old furniture to good use. To get the large donation across to Africa, leaders of Project Gambia had to hire a 40ft container so the load can be delivered to a school in Madiana.

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Christmas Shoeboxes ready for go! - November 2015


Stourbridge News have launched a competition to design a plaque for the new Solar Pump and Well at Sintet farm in The Gambia.

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Mustapha Well of Life - October 2015


Stourbridge News have launched a competition to design a plaque for the new Solar Pump and Well at Sintet farm in The Gambia.

Read the Stoubridge News Article here

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Nurse Employed at the Clinc - October 2015


We have funded the appointment of a new nurse Paulian Gomez, she will be working at Kanifing and Half Dye schools providing essential and free medical care for those in need. Read the Stourbridge News article here.

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Half Dye School rebuilt coming along - September 2015


After months of hard work the rebuild of Half Dye school is making great progress, the ground floor is almost complete and students will be able to move into brand new classrooms soon.

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Project Gambia 2015 video now available - August 2015

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Project Gambia 2015 Video Highlights is now live.


Well of Life bore hole has been dug - July 2015

The borehole at Sintet farm has been dug and we have met our target of raising £10,000 for the Well of life Appeal with Stourbridge News.


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Project Gambia 2015 report and photo slideshow - May 2015

Project Gambia 2015 report has been published as well as the 2015 Photo slideshow.

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Distribution of more mosquito nets and solar lights - April 2015

Even though Project Gambia 2015 is over the giving just keeps on going and more of our Mosquito nets and Nokero solar lights were given out to families in the half dye area.

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Project Gambia 2015 photo gallery now available - April 2015

All the photos from the 2015 trip

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Project Gambia 2015 live Blog - March 2015

During this years trip students with be sharing their own thoughts and experiences daily to our Blog. Click the image bleow to view our blog.

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Local Primary schools raise money for Project Gambia - March 2015

Local primary schools including Hob Green, Rufford, Amblecote, The Ridge, St James's and Ham Dingle Primary Schools have been raising money and collecting resources for the Clinic. So far the total rasied is £2202 which will pay for a qualified nurse for ulmost two years.

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To read the Stourbridge News article click here

 

Stourbridge news and project gambia join forces - March 2015

Partnership with Stourbridge News

Stourbridge news have set up an appeal in conjunction with Project Gambia and would like to raise £10,000 in order to set up a well to support the farm in Sintet village. Click here to read the full article which appeared on the front page of the Stourbridge new on Thursday 5th March 2015.

The newspaper has also set up a Just Giving page so that donations can be made directly towards their appeal. Click here to visi the Well Of Life Just Giving page.

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Project Gambia becomes and registed charity - February 2015

Project Gambia has become a register charity and set up its own Just Giving Page.

Donate with JustGiving

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New life children's centre clinic video - January 2015

During the April 2015 trip Ridgewood High School students will begin work on the redevlopment of the clinic near to Kotusilo village with the support of the New Life Children's centre. During their vist in late 2014 volunteers of New life created a video about the clinic.

 

Half Dye Redevelopment - January 2015

The redevelopment of Half Dye school is well underway whilst students and teachers are currently working in temporary classrooms. Click on the images below to see the half dye school as it was before, the temporary classrooms and the artists model of what the new school will look like.

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Click on the image to view the Half Dye redevelopment gallery.



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