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Educational equipment and sponsorship for underprivileged kids in the Gambia.

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Triple-D Foundation (TDF)

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

Triple-D Foundation is an organization that caters for the moral and intellectual development of children and young adults in the Gambia. We have found that many children experience emotional and psychological disturbances based on problems such as a lack of money to pay for basic needs or health care; and parental unwillingness to send the children to school.

There are also cases of children who have lost their parents and are left in the care of their poor and helpless grandparents or relatives who in most cases, end up maltreating them. These are some of the reasons many kids and teenagers are out on the streets, indulging in drug abuse, prostitution, gambling, stealing and on.

We are trying to help children and young adults, from age five to young adults of 25 in secondary and post secondary institutions, to develop their potential through education and other projects.

We are trying to address the issue of general indiscipline and apathy toward education, which has culminated in social vices such as drug abuse, prostitution, robbery, rape and other crimes, which are all developed from self-indiscipline. How to get children and youth in these categories back in the classroom, that is, getting them full scholarships, is the issue we are trying to address.

What is your project and how will it help?

We organize a programme called the “Open Class Project”. Children of school age who do not attend school and those who have been excluded on account of non payment of school fees, are grouped into various categories. Basic lectures are given at different levels on the core subjects such as English language, mathematics, general science and general knowledge. Students are also taught the values and beauty of self discipline and hard work.

The Open Class Project is designed to get children and young adults off the street, and into the classrooms. In addition to this, we are starting a nursery school.

Our intention is to make sure that students who participate successfully are provided with admission and sponsorship at their different levels of education. Consequently, those boys and girls practicing juvenile and teenage prostitution, drug abuse and criminal habits, are lead off the street and straight to the classroom to prepare for a more meaningful and purposeful future.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

We need other people to partner with us on OPEN CLASS PROJECT, in the following areas:
• We need operators of elementary/secondary schools, educational institutes, technical colleges, arts and trade centres, to partner with us on this project.
• We need partners who can donate educational materials such as:

  • textbooks,
  • writing/painting materials,
  • computers,
  • laptops
  • Hardware/Software (Graphic Arts)
  • Movie/Photo Camera
  • Hardware/Software for Video Editing
  • Musical instruments such as piano,
  • Keyboard,
  • Guitar,
  • Power Amplifier,
  • Audio Mixer,
  • Studio Microphones,
  • Speakers,
  • Footballs,

Please detail the resources that you need.

The following are the resources needed for OPEN CLASS PROJECT/ All Star Nursery School:

- 9 Computers,
- 4 Printers with accessories,
- Textbooks on English Language, Mathematics, General Science, Information Technology, Fine-Arts, Graphics Arts, Video-Editing
- 5 Instructors
- 1 Secretary
- 1 Receptionist
- 1 Van
- Student-chairs and tables
- Educational toys,
- Stationery,
- Exercise books,
- Pencils, pens
- Watercolours,
- Water paints,
- Beds, mattresses,
- Footballs,
- Football uniforms
- Mosquito nets

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Categorisations

Partnership types

Project funding; Provision of goods

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Gambia

Global issues

Education and training

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