In light of the current outbreak of Covid-19, we are praying for the children and families we support across The Gambia.
Our Gambian staff are working to ensure the continued safety and security of the children we help. The Gambia – along with many other countries in West Africa – suffers from a lack of suitable medical equipment, trained healthcare professionals and hospital space, and so the impact of an outbreak in The Gambia would be undeniably devastating.
We are continually monitoring the situation to ensure the safety of our Gambian team and the children we support. Some of our larger projects are being suspended at present, but our child sponsorships are ongoing and our case workers are still working. We want to ensure that the children we have been supporting remain safe and healthy throughout this period, and that they have access to food, medicine, and other vital supplies should they need it.
More than ever, we are urgently appealing for financial assistance, donations and prayers. It is vital that our work continues – without our help, impoverished communities in The Gambia will face disastrous consequences as a result of this outbreak.
God bless and thank you.
The Child Aid Gambia Team
HELPING SOME OF THE POOREST CHILDREN IN THE GAMBIA
Child Aid Gambia is a Christian charity that is motivated by faith and guided by humility. We believe in a vision for a better world for all children, regardless of their personal beliefs or spiritual background. We are working to provide emotional and spiritual support to children who need it, once we have done everything we can to secure their physical health and safety.
We are a non-profit charity that works to reduce childhood poverty, inequality and suffering in The Gambia and Senegal. We formed in 2011, and work alongside families, schools, churches and communities to give disadvantaged children a brighter tomorrow.
The children we help are among the poorest in The Gambia. We prioritise children who have been impacted the hardest by poverty – those who have been orphaned or live on the streets, those who have been abused or neglected, and those who work on the Bakoteh rubbish dump and those without access to their basic needs and children from marginalised groups, such as disabled children and vulnerable girls.
Guided by faith and inspired by the unconditional love of God, we are a Christian charity who supports children of all beliefs and backgrounds. Regardless of what a child may have been through or the severity of poverty they have endured, we believe that they are important, special, and deserving of a new beginning.
We are standing up for all children in The Gambia, protecting their right to have a safe and happy childhood.
We are raising money to ship storybooks and textbooks to schools in The Gambia, giving Gambian children the opportunity to read stories about what it means to be a black and African child. These books will provide valuable representation for children in The Gambia, who often miss out on seeing characters like themselves in books and other media.
A £5 donation will pay for one book to be sent out to a school in The Gambia. Click donate to make a donation, and help us to provide more books for Gambian children today!