The Don McMath Foundation

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The Don McMath Foundation is a not for profit organisation whose mission it is to provide free education for children from the poorest Gambian families living within a 3-mile radius of The Don McMath Foundation school in Kotu. Families are vetted to ensure that only the most disadvantaged benefit.

Gambia is one of the poorest nations in the world ranking 172nd out of 187 countries in the United Nations Development Programme's 2014 human development index. Poverty is widespread, pervasive and predominantly rural. Approximately three quarters of the rural population is classified as poor and 60% of those over 15 years can not read and write.

The funding for the school comes from fundraising events and sponsorship. We'd like to encourage you to sponsor a child's education and hope to raise enough to cover a whole classroom for a 3 year programme. Annual sponsorship of just £60 (a mere £5 per month) as well as contributing to the teachers’ salaries and school running expense, will cover the child's cost of school uniform, all exercise and text books, pencils, pens, drawing equipment, musical instruments. meals among others.

Please help us educate an entire classroom!

UK Registered Charity #1100164

The Gambia Registered Charity # 733/2002