Where We Work

The Gambia

Population: 1,925,527 (July 2014 estimate)
Capital: Banjul
Number of communities currently implementing the CEP: 30
Location of Tostan country coordination office: Kololi, The Gambia
Languages offered in the CEP: Mandinka, Fula, Serehule, French, English
Regions we work: Upper River Region

Partners: Government of The Gambia, National Association of Youth on Food Security (NAYAFS), UNICEF, Wuli and Sandu Development Agency (WASDA).

We began implementing our Community Empowerment Program (CEP) in The Gambia in 2007, and we currently run the program in 30 communities in The Gambia’s Upper River Region (URR). The Gambia annually hosts an awareness-raising youth caravan to extend the reach of knowledge learned in the CEP, specifically the rights of children and adolescents.


KEY METRICS

30
number of communities currently implementing the CEP

The Gambia

Population: 1,925,527 (July 2014 estimate)
Capital: Banjul
Number of communities currently implementing the CEP: 30
Location of Tostan country coordination office: Kololi, The Gambia
Languages offered in the CEP: Mandinka, Fula, Serehule, French, English
Regions we work: Upper River Region

Partners: Government of The Gambia, National Association of Youth on Food Security (NAYAFS), UNICEF, Wuli and Sandu Development Agency (WASDA).

We began implementing our Community Empowerment Program (CEP) in The Gambia in 2007, and we currently run the program in 30 communities in The Gambia’s Upper River Region (URR). The Gambia annually hosts an awareness-raising youth caravan to extend the reach of knowledge learned in the CEP, specifically the rights of children and adolescents.


KEY METRICS

30
number of communities currently implementing the CEP

Programs in The Gambia

Community Development Grants

Community Development Grants are small grants provided to Community Management Committees (CMCs) to help fund community development projects as well as to establish CMC-run microcredit funds…


Peace and Security Project

Our Peace and Security Project works to strengthen and support our proven grassroots strategy of community-led development to improve peace and security in the West African region…

Stories from The Gambia