We strongly believe that volunteering is a fundamental sign of solidarity. Together we can mobilize resources and potential to improve the lives of many people in Gambia
ACCESS TO CHILD EDUCATION
Sponsoring something supports an event, activity, person or organization financially or by providing products or services.
The person or group providing the support is called a sponsor, much like a benefactor.
Children are the country’s greatest resource and represent hope for a better future. Profound poverty, competition for scarce resources, disease, conflict, addiction and a lack of educational opportunities put these children at extreme risk of illiteracy, disease, hopelessness and abuse.
For the children in the greater Banjul area and the surrounding area, there are only a few opportunities to learn and realize their potential. Although the Gambian government has announced free education for all primary and high school children, children are still expected to pay tuition, buy their own uniforms, shoes, books and pens (they cannot go to school without a uniform ).
In some cases there are insufficient desks and resources for children with class sizes over 50 in a classroom.
This lack of opportunity leads to a continuation of the cycle of poverty, which enables them neither to contribute to their full capacity for the community nor to take advantage of all that their society and the world as a whole have to offer.
Sponsorship for a child
These funds cover food, uniform, stationery and school fees.
By supporting a child at MCO, you become an important part of securing that child’s future and give them a second chance in life.