Gambia Association Of
The Physically Disabled
Banjul Capital Head office
C/o Social Welfare Dept.
Tel no: +220 9942530
(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 board.
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
Activities & Community Projects:
institution advocates for educational sponsorship for
children of disabled people as well as children with
• 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 etc.
There are 3 types of categories of member.
Contact Person: Administrative Secretary
Nationwide, West Coast Region, Upper River Region, Lower