Friends of The Gambia Association is a Banjul and UK registered
charity which was founded on July 22, 1995 and gained the
status of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in the year
2000. FoTGA is a humanitarian organisation whose main focus
is on promoting education, alleviating poverty and supporting
Agriculture & Food:
• Kaur rice milling machine
• Nioro Women's Garden Project
• Njolfen Ram Fattening Scheme
• Rice to sponsored children's families
The charity has managed to build or rehabilitate over 10 schools
for children from 3 year olds in nursery through primary and
secondary covering 6 up to 15 years olds.
Among these are the nursery schools called Bafuloto, Bakendik,
Brikama, Brufut Caledonian, Challa (kitchen), Hanne Vibbe,
Maka Ali Sarr & Yuna Nursery School. They have also completed
Balanherr , Banjul Upper Basic, Bijilo Lower Basic, Brufut
Lower Basic schools.
Friends of The Gambia Association also uses any sponsorship
money left over after a child has had their fees, lunch, uniforms,
books etc. paid to to cover certain costs and contingencies.
Examples are to pay the salaries of their staff in their Kotu
head office, the continued sponsoring of children whose sponsors
have stopped paying, the administration of the sponsorship
scheme in the UK, bursary for children who are suffering illness
or extreme hardship and to assist schools in emergencies e.g.
to repair classrooms or desks and chairs.
This can take the form of funding for urgent medical treatment
or food for under-nourished babies etc.
• Kerr Serign Health Centre
• Sukuta Health Centre
Membership & Sponsorship:
As a school sponsor you will receive regular school reports
and a thank you letter from the parents or guardians of the
child. You can communicate or visit the child here in the
Gambia as well.
People interested in giving donations, becoming sponsors or
members should contact FoTGA below.
Tel no: +44 08454 968078