World Faith Banjul
Youths in Aid (YIA)
In 2008, World Faith joined with Youth in Aid to create a World Faith chapter in Banjul. The chapter has successfully been running the Mango Tree School and nursery to offer free primary education and infant care to families and girls in need in Banjul. Upon noticing the school’s lack of funds one fiscal year, WF Banjul received a grant of $1300, which was used to start a farm. Forty-one volunteers were organized in May 2015 to start clearing the field and were able to harvest crops in October. The farm raised over $2,500 in profits from 4 hectares of maize. The profits were used to purchase a car, which was then registered as a taxi, and thus the Banjul Taxi Project was born. The revenue from the project was enough to pay the teachers’ salaries, the driver and save extra for the school every month!
The Mango Tree School provides its students with a well-rounded education, that is also relevant to their everyday lives, and also with necessary psychological counseling. The school also features a water facility that provides water to both the school and the surrounding community. Youth in Aid has also expanded its reach in recent years to work in conjunction with the Jurunku Nursery School to help even more girls in Banjul gain a quality education.