How everything started. A teacher sets out on an adventure of a special kind: Under a mango tree she teaches children in Gambia for one year free of cost. Children, who otherwise don’t stand any chance of education. In this endevour she is supported by 25 sponsors during her leave of absence in one school-year. What do you need? she asks. And the Gambians said straight away: Our children need education. A reporter arrives, an article appears in the german magazine "Bild der Frau" (Christmas 2015) and from a complete structural shell, a 30sqm classroom is created in the midst of dilapidated huts. Who would have thought that lessons still are going on?
Together we are strong! Our team in Gambia:
He organises all framework conditions so that the lessons can take place. As a master builder, he takes care of all the necessary installations, from roofing to tiling.
Our primary school teacher leads all team meetings and organizes the lessons in the English language. For a good English pronunciation Mr. Janko orientates himself on the English textbooks of Gambian schools.
She mainly teaches phonetics in English for beginners and teaches through stories. She assembles our teacher together. She organizes parties for our children and takes care of the food and drink.
She teaches traditional tribal songs as well as English songs, also dances. She organizes a drum group for african dance performances on festive occasions.
He welcomes guests at the airport and guides them to exclusive beachhotels, to our lessons in Fajikunda and he cares with pleasure for sightseeing-tours.
This whole world is like a big school, teaching us to respect life! When people with heart and hand stand together for a good cause, miracles can happen! That’s our power. That’s our trust. We manifest this through our joint work. In our self-help project we support what is culturally established:
to learn the language of education of the country (here: English). English is translated in Wolof, so that everybody can learn easily.
Our classes are attended by children of Muslim and Christian upbringing – open for all children! Our teachers always bless all of them!
Cultural dances and songs take turns with songs from English. The kids have great fun dancing and moving. Rhythm is in their blood.
Working with wood, on sewing machines or in the school garden are three orientations, we like to make possible for the children. With a provided Solar system electricity can supply computers, which allow our gambian students to gain into technical skills.
Our charitable association “Hand in Hand Worldschool e.V.” has the goal to build and maintain a self-help school in Gambia.
At our self-help school we like to have a water well with pedal-powered generator, solar panels for electricity, a school garden with African medicinal and healing plants, workshops with planning benches, sewing machines and bicycles. All this is ment to support the maintenance of the school. Your donation helps!
In 2016, a 30 m² room could be built through donations in the midst of dilapidated huts. There the lessons take place for currently 90 children.
They come to lessons in two groups at different times. There is currently a private primary school in Fajikunda. Many families cannot afford school fees, school uniforms and school supplies. The parents and children are therefore very grateful for lessons free of any cost.
Our donation bank account: Hand in Hand Worldschool e.V. IBAN DE23 2005 0550 1373 1358 86 BIC: HASPDEHHXXX Purpose: teaching in Gambia Donation certificates can be issued from the end of the year upwards of 100 €. Here you find the application form for membership/donation certificates and data protection as download.
More options: As a sponsor, you can receive regular monthly reports and thus always stay up-to-date with touching informations and photos and know currently how the educational project is developing.
Invite us - whether private or as a cultural event. We offer: Multimedia presentation Gambia African dance performance to join in Information about our lovely educational project Just get in touch with us!
Our association team volunteers for our first self-help initiative or self-help school. With our ideas and dedication, we build visions that are solidly focused on manifesting.
First chairman: Karin van der Lubbe - teacher at a Hamburg elementary school
Second chairwoman: Parisa Ganji - social worker / social worker of a free carrier in Hamburg
Treasurer: Markus Zoder - Freight Forwarder, Head of the Hamburg Company Heinrich Zoder GmbH
Secretary: Maria Oertel - Dental Assistant in Hamburg
Assessor: Lamin Badjie - craftsman and artist
VR 2063 PI Nr. 1
Karin van der Lubbe
phone +49 (0) 4103/ 989292
Postbox 1118 22780 Wedel/Germany