Since CEO Aunty Fatou Gaye was elected Gambian Woman of the Year 2014 on What’s on Gambia, our mission, our clinic and our Darra has developed rapidly. Sometimes, we are broadcasted; sometimes we want to share good news – this side keeps you updated.
Mai: Protection from Covid-19
As no regular medical protectiv mask are available for us, we decided for self-help and engaged a tailor. Within 2 days, he sewed enough masks for all our staff, for patients and for our girls.
As our Foundation serves the community, we now give out masks to the neighbours.
We want to assure you that our staff and patients obey to the rules of social distancing, and only stood close together for that fotoshooting for less than a minute.
As for the girls, social distancing is simply an illusion. Still we are confident to save them from Covid-19 as good as possible: They are isolated from outside world since March, they follow eagerly all hygienic rules, as we are lucky to have enough soap on stock and a reliable water supply.
April: Kind donations received
Our German & Gambian based partnering society Gesundheit und Bildung Gambia e.V. – Health and Education Gambia shipped in it’s first of two annual containers some very nice kind donations for our girls and for the clinic:
2019 / 2020
Christmas Campaign for delivery room equipment successfully closed
With the collective effort of many people, we were able to collect 688 euros, in November/ December 2019. The money partly came from donations, partly from sales in favor of the campaign.
We used 219 € to buy a drying oven/ incubator (for sterilization), and 323,76 € for delivery room consumables incl. e.g. episiotomy scissor, ventilation-bags for newborns, and a membrane puncturing forceps. Another 100 €, we received for use of our own decision. Even if all purchases between us and the donors are agreed upon in advance, there is always material that would be better to buy locally. Rest of money contributes to shipment costs.
All stuff was shipped in February 2020, and finally arrived our clinic in April 2020.
Fundraising campaign in favour of heart-sick Isatou Tambedou successfully closed
Isatou came to us in 2016, after her father died. She has always been wick, and in January 2019 she just collapsed. After diagnosis we learned that she is having serious heart conditions and is in urgent need of an operation otherwise she will not live much longer.
After a further fundraising campaign failed, German & Gambia based NGO Gesundheit und Bildung Gambia e.V. took over and, with the support of eeai Gambia and Afrimed Clinic saved Isatou the urgendly needed appointment with a pediatric cardiologist.
In parallel, the NGO launched a donation campaign for Isatou’s operation which has raised the complete amount in need, 7.500 €. Isatou was ready to set off to Dakar, when all borders were closed and state of emergency announced, due to Corona crisis. Lets hope for the girl, that she would have her operation in time.
December: Wheelchair for Awa
Awa is challenged with mobility difficulties due to a car accident. Still she never gives up walking as much as possible. But sometimes, she has to manage longer ways, for instance to school. Therefore Gesundheit und Bildung Gambia donated a wheelchair for her. Great relieve – Thank you very much!
November: Our Clinic is amongst the winners of German Afrika! Community Award 2019 sponsored by MoneyGram
Today, we proudly announce to be chosen Second Winner in the “Social Engagement & Education” category of German Afrika! Community Award 2019 sponsored by MoneyGram.
The jury’s decision was made in favour of our idea to increase Gambia’s wealth by focusing on basic needs of the most vulnerable: pregnant women in need of a save, hygienic and affordable environment for birthing, and girls from disadvantaged families in need of good housing, education and health service.
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June: Kunkujang Keitaya School awarding Letter of Appreciation
At the beginning of summer holidays, the School extended it’s appreciation towards Fatou Gaye and our clinic for providing charge-free first aid treatment to pupils. Our clinic is proud to be part of children’s educational courses to become strong members of our society.
May: Fatou Gaye’s speech given on International Nurses Day
at Banjul School for Nursery and Midwifery
Watch on facebook: ** www.facebook.com/yasai.cham/videos/10216560357274037/
Article on the website of St. John’s College, USA
A Medical Clinic Grows in Gambia , May 23, 2018 | By Tim Pratt
For nearly a decade, a clinic in the tiny west Gambia village of Kunkujang has provided much-needed medical care to thousands of people. Medical facilities in rural parts of this West Africa nation are scarce. Some residents walk hours to receive treatment. The Sheikh Tihami Ibrahim Nyass Clinic, however, serves as a valuable resource for people in the surrounding area. This spring, the clinic is being expanded thanks to recent St. John’s College graduate Mason Troupe (A18). Troupe, from Tampa, Florida, received a $10,000 grant from Projects for Peace to fund a project at the clinic, “Peace through Wellbeing: Expanding Sources of Medical Care and Disseminating Knowledge in Gambia.”
Read complete article: ** https://www.sjc.edu/news/medical-clinic-grows-gambia **
Fatou Gaye elected Gambian Woman of the Year
Travel journal of Jose from Netherlands
who was for 6 months one of our kind volunteers and supported our mission in a very exemplary manner
I would like to tell you a sort of fairytale…
There once was a girl that I know with a beautiful story about her journey far away from her home. She was 20 years old as she made her dream trip to Africa. She was very excited because her dream came true. She stayed and worked at a clinic in the Gambia for about 6 month with that wonderful and inspiring women she will ever met, Fatou Gaye.
Read all the tale: ** https://jose-in-gambia.waarbenjij.nu **