Ebrima Marreh's Education Sponsorship

for Wonder Years Centre of Excellence

£280.00 + £51.25 Gift Aid = £331.25
Donated to Ebrima Marreh's Education Sponsorship’s £3000.00 Goal
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At WYCE we are always looking for opportunities to develop our staff and their skills, working towards self sustainability.


WYCE Gambia have identified a university course for Ebrima Marreh (a much valued member of staff who works with Gail and Lamin at the Head Office in Madina Salam) to attend which will give him the skills that he needs, at the same time being valuable to WYCE.


The course is 4 years long, and has a cost of £600 per year, so we are looking to fundraise £3000 to fund the entirety of his course, and travel expenses/books.


If you would like to support staff development in The Gambia for WYCE, please feel free to make a donation.


Thank you for your support


All funds raised will be passed to Wonder Years Centre of Excellence irrespective of whether our appeal target is reached, not reached or exceeded. If funds are being raised for a specific purpose and, for whatever reason, this purpose is no longer valid, the funds will be transferred to the charity for general use.


The charity

Wonder Years Centre of Excellence (WYCE) is a UK-registered charity (No. 1089167) and Gambian-registered NGO (A78). We believe that education, health care and sustainable livelihoods are the key to enabling Gambians to make a better future for themselves. We aim to offer a hand up, not just a hand out.

 

The Gambia is Africa's smallest nation, and one of its poorest. WYCE has been operating in The Gambia since 2001. Over the years, what started as a single nursery class to support children’s learning and development has been slowly evolving and growing. We now provide education (in partnership with the Gambian Government) – and a hot meal - for more than 600 children each day, a primary health care clinic and emergency hospital transfer service, skills training and livelihoods for the local community. In The Gambia, WYCE is run by Gambians, for Gambians.

 

A key focus of our work over recent years has been upon ensuring the sustainability of our core work for the future. We work on a not-for-profit basis, all income being used to fund our core programmes: education, healthcare and livelihoods. Traditionally, WYCE relied heavily on the UK charity as its primary funder, but in recent years we successfully earned income in The Gambia through the refurbishment, repair and sale of bicycles as a result of our partnership with UK charity Re~Cycle. In 2017, 68% of WYCE’s income in The Gambia was earned through enterprises such as this – 32% coming from UK via donations and from lodge fees paid by visiting volunteers.

Registered charity (no. 1089167).

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