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The Gambia Schools’ Project

Building Futures in The Gambia (BFiG) has evolved through the collaboration of teachers, schools, teacher trainees and school children in the UK.

Over many years, travelling to The Gambia, members of BFiG have explored and investigated the Global Dimension within education. They have met with, and continue to regularly talk with Ministers, Head Teachers, Teachers and pupils in The Gambia to identify needs and prioritise areas for action.

BFiG has engaged with a range of initiatives that have recently included:- school based curriculum projects; the building of a library; classroom construction and sanitation installations in rural and urban areas. Most importantly, needs are identified by Gambian schools through their School Development Plans.

Led by experienced teachers, with knowledge gained from over a decade of work in the Gambia, the BFiG is currently embarking on a portfolio of sustainable initiatives. As a relatively small organisation, our aim is to ensure every pound, euro, cent and yen is directed in the most sustainable and cost effective way possible.

Our Vision

Our aims are:-

  • To facilitate educational opportunities for children and young people in The Gambia;
  • To co-ordinate and develop school infra structural projects in The Gambia;
  • To offer support with collaborative curriculum based projects and learning opportunities focused upon The Gambia;
  • To develop a leading open access resource hub for teaching ideas, school linking and partnerships in The Gambia.