Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Association of Gambian Entrepreneurs

Association of Gambian Entrepreneurs, (TANGO), provides credit and savings mobilization, trains entrepreneurs in business management through seminars, workshops and study tours, provides advisory and consultancy services to members, promotes business ventures with national and international investors and publishes a business magazine and directory

Monday, December 5, 2011

Africa Muslim Agency

Africa Muslim Agency The Africa Muslim Agency (AMA), a non-governmental organization (NGO) from Kuwait, was founded in 1981 with the aim of strengthening cultural and human relationships between African countries and Arab states.

AMA's priorities are the building and running of schools in rural areas, building and running health centers or hospitals and providing free medical care, providing water resources such as boreholes and wells, building and running of orphanages, and sponsoring orphans and the handicapped, training women, professional and vocational training, providing food and nutrition and relief work

Friday, December 2, 2011

Bansang Hospital Appeal

Bansang Hospital Appeal Bansang Hospital stands deep in the African bush, 200 miles east by road from the coast and is responsible for the health care needs of some 600,000 Gambians.

Additional strains are placed on its extremely limited resources with the constant arrival of patients from neighbouring countries.

The main focus of the Appeal is always centred on raising the necessary funding to continue with the regular container shipments and purchase of essential life saving medical equipment, dressings and medications that are constantly required.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Baptist Mission

Baptist Mission exists to meet the needs of the people of rural Gambia so that they can live longer, healthier and more happily, and so come in contact with the love of God.

The mission surveys existing development projects and assists where appropriate to gain perspective, identify gaps and determine possible locations for new work and new types of ministry. Field of interest include danitation, dental care and agro-forestry.

The mission runs a Community Centre with non-formal education and arts and crafts.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Age Care Association

Age Care Association, (TANGO), is a network of independent organisations working to improve the standard of living for poor elderly people in the Gambia.

ACA provides shelter, food, clothing and medical facilities to the old

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Child Youth Support and Rural Development Agency

Child Youth Support and Rural Development Agency, (TANGO), focuses on child/youth support and rural development, including basic education for children and skills training for all.

It also works on health and family planning projects. It supports horticultural development projects and adoption of improved farming techniques, programs to arrest soil degradation and deforestation and to implementation of ecological intervention systems

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Castellan West African Trust Project

Castellan West African Trust Project is run by David and Jewel Goss from Newton Abbot. The Trust came about as a result of David and Jewel's experiences following their sponsorship of a child in Senegal.

When they visited the child during a family holiday in neighbouring Gambia they were appalled at the ostentatious signs of wealth displayed by those working for the charity involved, compared with the plight of the people it was set up to help.

On a trip to inland Gambia, they met a little girl who had been forced to withdraw from school because her recently widowed mother could not afford the fees.

They agreed to pay for her education and gathered support from friends and well wishers to sponsor the little girl's sisters and brother too. The Trust continues to channel funds directly to those individuals for whom it is intended.

It is not a registered charity but a private non-profit making concern with totally altruistic ideals. Recently the Trust has been raising funds to support the treatment of a little Gambian girl with severe burns.