The shelter of the government in The Gambia is struggeling for years with undercapacity. There are zero NGO shelters in The Gambia where police can bring children in need of shelter. The government of the United Kingdom, the department of International Development, supported in 2019 renovations. In 2021 Shared Humanity started building shelter for 200 children on the same property.
The Gambia is one of the poorest countries in the world with extremely poor systems that perpetuate generational poverty. When generations gain access to higher and scientific education in professional fields for which there is currently no educational program in the country, the systems that perpetuate generational poverty will be developed by the next generations.
Universal Basic Education Schools
In some areas in The Gambia there are too few or no schools. Shared Humanity is building Universal Basic Education schools with primary and secondary education. At the end of grade 12, students take the West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) conducted by the West African Examinations Council.
Students from rural area’s will be given scholarships to become the catalyst of change in their village