The Gambia

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The Gambia, officially the Republic of The Gambia, is a country in West Africa that is entirely surrounded by Senegal except for its coastline on the Atlantic Ocean at its western end. It is the smallest country on mainland Africa. The Gambia's economy is dominated by farming, fishing and, especially, tourism. In 2008, about a third of the population lived below the international poverty line of US$1.25 per day.

Primary education in The Gambia is ranked quite high for quality ranking at 57th. However, it has a poor enrollment rate with only 74% of young people enrolled. It's much the same in Secondary education, with the quality being quite high, ranking 68th but the enrollment rate is low with 57% enrolled ranking 110th.

Source: The Global Competitiveness Report

The public health service delivery system is three tier based on the primary health care strategy. Presently services are provided by 3 hospitals, 36 health facilities at the secondary level and 492 health posts at the primary level. Gambia's healthcare is ranked 118th showing that improvement is needed.

The Gambia is behind with its technological advancement. Only 18% of the population are internet users, ranking it 120th and only 21 in 100 people with Mobile-Broadband connections. The Gambia ranks 111th for ICT users, which shows that improvement is needed in access to technology. 

WHAT WE'VE ALREADY DONE

Provided 4072 Computers

Last year we shipped over 2100 desktop computers with flat screen monitors and peripherals and nearly 2000 laptops to Zambia. These devices have been fully refurbished and licensed with Microsoft software.

Donate Equipment

Aided 32 Organisations

So far we have managed to supply computers to over 30 separate organisations across the country. We will continue to supply these organisations and are continually added more throughout the year.

Get Equipment

Raised £2560

With the help of many of our donors, we helped raise over £2000 this year to directly aid a number of projects across Zambia. This money helps to build  and improve on the infrastructure in some of the poorest regions in Zambia.

Zambia Donations

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Personal Info

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