Fama Sey
Fama Sey

Health care projects

Story of Fama Sey

Fama Sey is an adorable 8-years old girl from The Gambia, West Africa. She is happy, outgoing, brisk girl. She goes to school and her dream is to be a doctor when she grows up. 

On the 26/07/2018 her life got a sad turn, when a fast moving car knocked her down on her way to the school. She immediately lost consciousness and was bleeding from natural orifices. She went to coma for 2 months. She was initially admitted at the kanifing General Hospital Serekunda for few days prior to her referral to Edwards Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul. She was stabilized at the Accident and Emergency ,the femoral fracture was immobilized with skin traction and was put on pain medication, antibiotics, vitamins and fluids. She was then admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where she spend 3 months prior to transfer to the pediatric surgical ward. 

According to the medical Doctors and the surgical teams the girl needs and overseas operation. Due to the family conditions they can't afford to support her financial bills for the operations. 

She is currently discharged and to follow-up at the surgical outpatient clinical and physiotherapy. We are asking for aid from stakeholders, private , government, NGO philanthropist, and even Individual support to help Fama Sey to get better. 

Even a small donation can change this young girls life.

One surgery. Entire new life. 

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Fama Sey before the accident 

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Fama Sey after the accident

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Picture: Mrs. Bucket´s Afrikaners Nursery School in Gambia
Picture: Mrs. Bucket´s Afrikaners Nursery School in Gambia

Educational projects

Education in the Gambia

Education is an essential right, which permits each person to receive an education and to blossom mentally and socially. The right for an education is vital for the economic, social and cultural development of all societies. 

It is our responsibility to guarantee each child the right for an education. In the Gambia we must focus our efforts on making schools accessible and free for all children and thus enable them to be educated.

In the Gambia, the formal education consists of six years in primary school and three years in secondary school. Normally, this basic education is started in the age of seven and finished in the age of 16. After secondary school pupils are able to continue their studies in Senior Secondary Schools or other Vocational training provisions. Overall Gross Enrollment Rate (GRE) has improved a lot in past years and between 2008 and 2012 the 80,5 per cent of children were enrolled to primary school. Even if the presence seems quite high, there are large regional differences. The children living in the poor countryside have much smaller change to go to school than children living in urban centers.  (Unicef, 2013.)

Different Gift is helping children to have access for an education.

Our current campaigns:

Facebook:

The founders of Different Gift sponsor one child to school from every 1,000 likes to Facebook page. The first girl was sponsored 2014, in the Mrs. Bucket Afrikanarias  Nursery School in Latrikunda, the Gambia. By sharing the Facebook page in social networks everyone can help to increase the amount of likes and therefore new children can start studying. 

The program supports children that need help the most. We aim to help children that have lost their parents, come from very poor family or otherwise have no hope to join a school.

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Also we want to be able to offer a school meal to the pupils of a school. The healthy meal gives children energy to study and play and for some it might be the only healthy meal of the day. You can help us through donation on this page. 

"Sponsor education for a child":

You can now sponsor education for a child:

- Education (full year): €60.00

- Education (term): €20.00

- Backpack and school supplies: €10.00

The Girl Child

Throughout the history of education in the Gambia, boys and girls have had unequal access to education. Both enrollment and retention have persistently and consistently shown inequalities in favor of boys. Over the past decade, a number of milestones have been registered in closing the gender-gaps in enrollment and retention. These interventions were born out of the realization and recognition of the contribution of the Department of State for Education, to national development and education or a basic human right.

Despite all these, however, gender gaps still persist. However, the gap in enrollment between boys and girls in the Lower basic and Upper basic cycles is closing rapidly. Past trends have showed that enrollment of girls is low at all levels. Studies have shown that poverty was the main reason for low participation and completion rates. Suffice it to say, then, socio-cultural belief and practices of many Gambian families, especially in the rural areas have placed little or no emphasis on girls’ education. Other factors associated with the reluctance to send girls to school include: the fear of pregnancy and the opportunity cost of schooling. The school environment has not been conducive to the education of the girl child. This trend can be attributed to the insensitivity in curriculum and teaching/learning materials. Toilets facilities were not separated and the apparent stereotyping and biases in teaching methods.

(source: http://www.statehouse.gm/kids/girlchild/)

More information (PDF document)

Our team

Our team is comprised of savvy entrepreneurs, industry experts and volunteers, bringing years of experience to our young charity organization. They cultivate our strong culture, and work tirelessly to help our team scale, grow, and succeed.