Gambia Trip

Gambia 2022

The Ashdon Jazz Academy will be taking 15 young women to Gambia in July 2022. The Gambia Girls Gift Trip aims for the young women we have been working with to simply GIVE BACK and share what they have learnt to enhance more disadvantaged young ladies in Gambia who have limited educational opportunities and income.
The Ashdon Jazz Academy are passionate for young women visiting the Gambia in July, to be inspired and raise self confidence levels. The trip will also ensure the young women recognise and embrace their identity. The Gambia Girls Gift Trip aims for the AJA young women who have received support, to be able to give back and share what they have learnt to enhance more disadvantaged young ladies in Gambia, who have limited educational opportunities

Gambia Girls Gift Trip Purposes:

    • Girls will be able to give back all that they have learnt to a much needed  female youth community
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    • Girls will be motivated to make a difference in the world and gain a sense of global accountability
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    • Girls will begin to learn and understand another setting and gain first hand experiences of another culture.
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    • Girls will gain a greater understanding of the struggles and obstacles faced by women and young ladies living in third world countries
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    • Help vulnerable Gambian girls strengthen their self-belief and perception through the girls delivering workshops and gift packs.
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    • Enhancing the school environment for children attending a Gambian school
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    • Girls will feel empowered and confident in their own competencies and talents
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    • Girls will be able to pass on their journey, stories and experiences to their wider community through a presentation evening that may inspire others.
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    • Developing and create friendships amongst themselves and with the Gambian community

How will this be achieved?

1.     The trip will involve the girls designing, and creating self-affirmation gift toiletries packs that they will distribute to their Gambian friends from The mANS COLLEY SOo who they have been writing to.
 

2.     The girls will also be visiting The Mansa Colley school in Bojang and the Govi  school. The young women will be delivering an ICT session and explaining young people and social media.

3.     In alignment with the ‘I know who I am programme’- The girls will have the opportunity to visit historical places of interest in Gambia.
 

4.     The girls will have a day where they will be able to visit  and meet the local community such as markets, shops and beaches

 

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Address

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14- 16 Knights Hill
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