The most important goal of both foundations is to build, to furnish and to start a home for disabled children and orphans.
A secondary goal of the DTF is to support the local community of Talokoto.
This has been happening since 2012 by supporting the local school, through which education became possible again. Also the women’s garden has been supported with a fence around the garden and by making money available (microcredit) for the purchase of tools and seeds. After a fierce rainy season in 2013, money was also made available to rebuild a number of houses and make them more weatherproof. Also a number of youngsters were granted an opportunity of following a course. In the long term we would like to create more room on the compound for the children’s home with some space for daytime activities and training such as a workshop and a sewing studio.
We would also want to give substance to what is mentioned in point 1b of our goal and contribute to the economic development of the Talokoto village.
Gambia is a country in West-Africa and is bordered to the Atlantic Ocean. Gambia has 1.4 million inhabitants of which the largest part lives in the cities around Serekunda and Banjul. Gambia has a variety of ethnic groups. The most common ones are:
-The Madinkas (42%)
-The Wolofs (16%)
-The Fulas (18%)
-The Jolas (the remaining)
About 90% of the population is Islamic and 10% is Christian (Roman Catholic or Anglican).