Contact Address Details:
Gambia Association Of The Physically Disabled
Banjul Capital Head office
C/o Social Welfare Department
Tel no: +220 9942530
Contact Person: Administrative Secretary
Nationwide, West Coast Region, Upper River Region,
Lower River Region.
(GAPD) Gambia Association Of The Physically Disabled was established
in Banjul in 1983. It is a national organisation of the physically
challenged and a fully registered non-governmental organisation
with its own constitution, assembly, secretariat and executive
GAPD aims to promote the avoidance of physical disabilities
and the positive advocacy for the equal opportunities, rights
and lobbying of institutions for the enhanced participation
and integration for people with disabilities in the Republic
of The Gambia in all strata of the society.
The active petitioning and lobbying of the Central Government
to make allowances for citizens with physical disabilities
in every area of the country's development initiatives and
departmental policies and to execute schemes which increases
the educational access, equal employment and financial self-reliance
for the disabled through encouraging independent livelihoods.
Activities & Community
• The institution advocates for educational sponsorship for
children of disabled people as well as children with disabilities.
• Skills training for girls and women with disabilities in
clothes tailoring. To this end a girl's and women's workshop
was established in Serrekunda in 2003 and many have now started
their own tailoring businesses through the financial aid of
• GAPD works in partnership with various overseas NGOs and
Gambian public bodies like the Department of Social Welfare,
Universal Concern, Voluntary Services Overseas, Tango, GOVI
There are 3 types of categories of member.