of The Gambia Association
Hermann Gmeiner / BB Highy
3 Kotu Layout
Banjul area Head office
PO Box 130 Serrekunda
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: +220 4464348
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.
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
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.
The 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