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After School Club - Tungina village
This is our newest initiative! To facilitate the relocation of the after-school club (previously held outside a private home) to a better learning environment with space and light, AACEPT has funded the installation of electricity at the All Saints Church in Tungina Village, Kuloro.
Held in the church, the after-school club is attended by approximately 60 children. In 2021, some of the AACEPT committee and friends also ran a 6-week youth club for 3+ year olds where children and young people would play, sing, eat and learn.
All of the children and the entire community are overwhelmed by what we have been able to bring to this small, impoverished area.
AACEPT are keen to share our experiences of The Gambia and the wonderful people with others. Why not click the 'Join Us' button to express your interest in volunteering in The Gambia with AACEPT.
July 21st, 2020
Thank you so much to everyone who generously donated to the AACEPT Gambia GIRLS Campaign, as well as those who liked or shared our fundraiser! AACEPT have smashed the £600 target to send 10 girls in The Gambia to secondary school for a year! THANK YOU ❤️ Every penny will cover the school fees for these incredible girls for a year so their lives and the entire community can be transformed. More donations means more girls can be educated so please go to our 'DONATE' page to continue to support. Thank you
Last month our chairperson, Abigail Mendy and Committee member, Lydia Thomas made a permanent move to the Gambia. Swapping the big city for life in smiling coast, has given them unprecedented insight into how life in the beautiful, vibrant, culturally rich country affects the holistic needs of young people in The Gambia.
AACEPT are keen to share our experiences of The Gambia and the wonderful people with others. Why not click the 'Join Us' button below to express your interest in volunteering in The Gambia with AACEPT.
August 25th, 2020
Did you know that girls from rural villages in The Gambia are likely to farm the peanuts in your favourite cakes, chocolate bars and peanut spreads 🥜🥜🥜? Simply Java Coffee Lounge in Hooley are giving back to these girls by donating 20 percent of the profits made from their delicious, nutty peanut cake to AACEPT Gambia 🍰😋. AACEPT are sponsoring girls from rural villages in The Gambia to go to secondary school🎓. To find out more visit AACEPT Gambia's Gofundme page by clicking the 'Donate' button below.
September 4th, 2020
We know that the impact of Covid-19 has affected all of our lives, so we thank you all for the ongoing financial support that enables us to continue to help educate so many children and give them hope for the future.
Since July 10th, the President of The Gambia announced a state of emergency and imposed a countrywide lockdown which was extended by 21 days on August 27th. As a result schools, shops, hotels, airspace, bars and restaurants remain closed which has devastated the already meagre economy in The Gambia. Now more than ever families will need our support to keep their children in education when schools reopen. If you can help please click the button below.