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Child & Environment Development Association (CEDAG)

Contact Address:
Child & Environment
Development Association

Banjul area Head office
70 Garba Jahumpa Road
Bakau New Town
PO Box 763, Serrekunda
Kanifing Municipality, Ksmd
The Gambia, West Africa

Tel no: +220 4495976 
                     9940239 (Helpline)

Email: cedag@qanet.gm


Information:
CEDAG Gambia was founded in 2001 and is a registered non-governmental organisation which campaigns and advocates for child health, education, food security, health, social welfare, the environment and youth development exchange programmes. Due to its fields of intervention it works in partnership with the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare.

CEDAG is an indigenous grassroots organisation that is committed to ensuring that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child are observed. They are also committed to making sure that the Children's Act of 2005 and child maintenance laws of The Gambia are enforced.

The youth body has been operating in the areas of research, public sensitization, disseminating information, producing publications, training and making comments in the media about its work. It is active in child and mother welfare, combats child prostitution and promotes family planning programmes. They also provide urgently needed shelter for victims particularly children as well as psychological counselling.

Areas of Intervention & Concern:
Child physical abuse / sexual abuse

Child labor

Community inspired schemes

Disaster preparedness & emergency contingency plans

Emergency and disaster relief contingency

Foster care for orphaned kids

Mental and social development of children

Schooling

Social marginalization

Structure:
CEDAG's headquarters in Bakau New Town is staffed by a team of Gambian voluntary workers along with the National Coordinator who heads the office and organisation.

Programmes:
Community Development Programme

HIV/Aids & STIs Programme

Street & Migrant Children Programme
 
 
 
 
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