Update on Our Latest EffortWe are in the final phases of providing the assistance needed to maintain the library we started in Nema Kunku in 2004, to assist a group in Soma to redevelop their library, and to start a new one in Bakindik. The groups collectively have received 350 new, age appropriate books and funds to buy materials for the libraries such as shelving, windows, and fans.
Also, the groups in Nema Kunku and Bakindik received new barrels of clothing for resale in July 2018, and we are preparing to ship two more. They use the profits to fund their other community projects.
We also got trailblazing women’s advocate Jonsaba Jaiteh settled in her own apartment. Unexpectedly, we got $4,500 worth of textbooks for Latrikunda Sabiji Lower/Upper Basic School and they are in transit to The Gambia. And, we are sponsoring the education of 18 K-12 children, most of whom attend the Latrikunda School.
To contribute children and young-adult clothing (especially children), gym shoes, cell phones, and laptops/tablets for our barrel program, email us now or click the Donate button to make a financial donation today.
It has been less than a year since we physically left Africa’s smiling coast in March 2018 (our twelfth trip) and we have started to make plans to return in early 2019.
P.S. Now when you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will give 0.5% of your purchase price to Port of Harlem Gambian Education Partnership once you select us as your charity.