“Every child is one caring adult away from being a success”
let us share our story
Our charity Project Gambia was formed in response to the low capacity and quality of provision of Preschool education available in the village of Gunjur and its surrounding areas in The Gambia, West Africa.
Compulsory attendance at school in The Gambia commences when children are 7 years old and currently there is no Government funded provision for education for children under this age. There is however, a growing understanding by emerging Gambian Preschool professionals and families, of the window of educational opportunity that exists in the early years that has a long term positive benefit to learning, health and life chances.
Some privately run Preschools exist in The Gambia and are very much welcomed by the local communities; most have waiting lists although the most recent statistics released by UNICEF in 2015 indicate that only 18.1% of the Preschool age children are registered. Early years provision is clearly welcomed, but currently under resourced and lacking in capacity and links to the universal education system.
We decided to do something about it and this is our story that continues to be written..............
Thank you for 'listening'