How could you Help to support us?
We have lots of ways for you to help us support the children and families in Gunjur.
See what suits you:
Join our Club 200
Some tasks are hard to do on your own, so we need help. We’re trying to raise the funds to sustain one of the Preschools in the quality cluster and to help provide resources. Lots of development takes place in areas of Africa which is all singing all dancing in the early stages but then drifts away. Our challenge and our aspiration is to create a club of 200 people who are generous enough to donate a minimum of £5 a month making it possible for children to attend Preschool. £5 - that’s a couple of coffees or a magazine, not much to give up to give. You can download our leaflet using the red button above to find out more and all the information you’d need to set up a regular gift. If you need a gift aid form, just select the blue button above. Thank you.
Update: 14th November 2017
Charity Curry Night
We’ve been delighted but not surprised by the response to our Charity Curry Nights at the Bengal Square restaurant in Swindon. For our first one, the 60 places sold out faster than an Adele concert and our second was just as successful. We'll be annoucing some further dates for 2018.
If you're hungry, interested and fancy joining us, send us a message from the form below and we'll see you there!
Other ways that you might want to help:
£6 is the cost of a treated malaria net that up to 3 children could sleep under protecting them from deadly infected mosquito bites. We are trying to make sure that all the families we work with have this first line defence against malaria, still the biggest cause of childhood death in Africa.
In the fight against the spread of malaria which wipes out families, the community make Neem mosquito repellent cream from local shrubs, vegetable oil and soap.
Could you donate soap? Helping the community help themselves.
Buy a book. Neil Griffiths, Chair of Project Gambia and children's author has written a story about the village of Gunjur called 'Fatou fetch the water'. Proceeds from each copy of this book go to Project Gambia.
Link with us through your employer initiatives. Nationwide Building Society helped us raise funds for play equipment by enabling their employees to work with us through their corporate social responsibility programme.
Help us continue to improve the quality of the early years teaching by sponsoring a Teacher to access early years qualifications and attend regular training sessions. This also supports employment in The Gambia.
The Bristol Business School MBA programme is a permanent partner of Project Gambia. We are benefitting from the best business brains to help us solve issues and find workable solutions.
Swindon Town Football in the Community Trust
helped us make the footballers of Gunjur’s dreams come true by donating kits that we shared on our visits. Football is truly a global sport.
Help us send out shipments of resources. Each year we try to send a shipment to Gunjur to coincide with our self-funded trips.
Donations of educational resources are always welcomed. Contact us if you think you may be able to help.
Maintenance is a constant in The Gambia, help us do more on our visits by donating the cost of a brick, a bag of cement or a bore hole.
Enter an event on our behalf; one of our volunteers Joe, ran a half marathon for us and raised funds through sponsorship.