Gambia is a registered non-governmental organisation which
champions a number of causes such as anti-smoking, substance
abuse, illicit drugs trafficking, Aids / HIV, anti baby abandoning
and teen pregnancy.
The organisation was formed after the realisation that substance
abuse and illegal drugs trafficking posed a detrimental effect
on public health and the socio-economic structure.
More recently RAID has carried out the following programs
around The Gambia.
• Providing sensitization workshops & seminars in schools
and among the young outside school about the scourge of HIV
/ Aids, tobacco use, dangers of drug abuse and peddling, the
importance of gaining skills for their livelihood and the
general part youths play in national development.
• Training of grass roots community based volunteer workers
on the dangers of illegal drugs, cigarette smoking and other
illegal substances in the community.
• Partnering with the various government ministries and international,
multi-lateral agencies such as the ministries of health, local
government, the Interior, WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF etc.
• Set up a network of health workers nationwide supported
by transport and training.
• Provide for the creation of a youth NAM (parliamentarian
MP) in the Banjul capital.
• Countrywide advisory and consultation on activities related
to illegal substance abuse.