Educational Gifts

mailchimp possibleThis program provides educational gifts to talented students who would otherwise not be able to attend school. The annual school tuition for primary, middle and secondary level students is $250, which covers writing tablets, lunches, and a school uniform.   We sponsor both boys and girls, however, we have decided to place our emphasis on educating young girls because of the severe under-representation of girls in Gambian schools.

We encourage you to donate educational funds for girls and boys in The Gambia.  We are very grateful to the families that sponsor children as well as organizations that pool their resources to fund a child.  This is such a valuable gift to children in The Gambia.  Any amount will help.  All research shows that education is the key to success in underdeveloped countries.   Below is a list of costs for various grades:

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  • Grades 1-6: $250/year includes school fees, uniforms, shoes and lunches.
  • Grades 7-8: $300/year includes school fees, uniforms and shoes.  Older children must bring their own food.
  • Grade 9: $400/year includes school fees, uniforms, shoes and examination fees for the last year of Basic Cycle School. Those exams decide whether a student is qualified to attend High School providing there are funds available.

Educational Funds for Girls and Boys – Beyond the 9th Grade

Nday Nget – now in 9th grade in the village of Dankunku which is about 100 km from the western towns. She is tall and stately and speaks pretty good English. She comes from a poor family and is currently sponsored with educational funds from GambiaHELP which will see her through 9th grade. She is the top female student at the school and her goal is to become a nurse. Her next step is to go to high school in Serakunda (a town in the west) because there is no high school in the Dankunku area. The amount to support her for one year is $1,500. This would cover school fees, books, housing, food and transportation.

She would supply letters to her donor several times a year and her grades would be sent to the donor. Providing her performance remains good, she would need this support for 3 years and then be re-evaluated to see if she can go to nursing college.

Make a Donation

Please contact GambiaHELP for additional information on giving opportunities. 206-523-6924.

GambiaHELP is recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c)(3) charitable/educational organization, so your contributions are tax-deductible.