Raise Gambia was set up in The Gambia in 2011 as one of nine Science for Africa projects established in sub-
In 2015 the IOP ceased funding the project and in 2017 we established Raise Gambia as an independent charity.
The aim of Raise Gambia is to enhance the teaching and learning of science in Gambian schools by promoting the use of practical experiments in the classroom -
Raise Gambia has set up and equipped a dedicated teaching laboratory in The Gambia and science teachers from across the country attend Teacher Development Workshops run by experienced UK and local science teachers.
Raise Gambia runs workshops for students from The Gambia and UK and enables school visits to the laboratory.
Raise Gambia operates a monitoring and certification process for schools, to reward the application of practical activities in schools
The work of Raise Gambia has been welcomed and embraced by all involved: the teachers, the students and the Gambian Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education.
For Raise Gambia to continue our work, a minimum sum of £10,000 per annum is needed:
to provide a salary for the laboratory manager
to maintain the laboratory
to purchase basic items for the laboratory
to facilitate visits by students and teachers from local schools
to provide and facilitate Teacher Development Workshops
to loan science equipment from the laboratory to teachers for use in their own classrooms
establishing Centres of Excellence in several regions of The Gambia
running Summer Schools for Scientists to provide intensive science education for young Gambian scientists and engineers
establishing a strong link and a sustained working relationship with science departments at the University of The Gambia
Now we need your help…
For additional information or to support the project, please email the trustees / co-
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