Invite Shelby

shelby pictureInvite Shelby Tarutis to speak at your club, group, school, community event or church. She gives interesting presentations on her adventures in The Gambia on several topics:

  • Community life and village structure in The Gambia
  • Women’s groups or “Kaffos” in Gambian villages
  • The needs of The Gambian people and how they thrive with the right projects
  • Education in The Gambia
  • The benefits of volunteering
  • Running a non-profit on a volunteer basis.

2012_GirlFest5 (Medium)She also speaks at schools to give children a sense of participating globally.  Some of her events for children include:

  • Daily life for Children in The Gambia
  • Having children stuff backpacks with school supplies
  • Small fundraising events for bees or chickens for families in The Gambia
  • Book drives for children to bring in their lightly used books for Gambian Children
  • Writing letters and drawing pictures to exchange with students in The Gambia – Friendship Exchange

Shelby also speaks on panels, does radio interviews and participates in fairs and other events.  Please contact her at or 206-523-6924.