Project Gambia Trip Information

As Project Gambia continues to grow trips we are delighted to be working with some two new colleges: King Edwards VI Stourbridge and Halesowen College. In addition to this the Ridgewood High School Project Gambia 2020 looks set to be the biggest one yet!

King Edward VI College Stourbridge


November 29th – 6th December 2019


1 student group


Halesowen College


February 11th – 18th 2020


1 student/adult group



Ridgewood High School


 March 31st – April 14th 2020


3 Groups of students

Watch this space for more information

Kit List 


1 suitcase (max. weight 20 kilos – at least 5kg will be used for resources and remember you will be carrying/moving it)
1 item of hand luggage – eg rucksack that can also be used in the day (max. weight 5 kilos and size 56cm 45cm 25cm)– no sharp objects, fluids; etc. MAKE SURE THAT YOU USE THIS ALLOWANCE

Day wear -work in the school and village visits.
Old trainers and clothes for painting the schools (Clothes that you are happy to throw away) Trainers/pumps or shoes that cover the whole of the foot. Open toed footwear or flip flop style shoes will not be allowed outside of the hotel.
Cotton top (T shirts – to cover shoulders)
Sun hat/cap (You may wish to take a spare as if you lose yours will be expected to buy another)
Project Gambia T shirts (provided by school)
Cotton trousers (long-legged trousers/combats/trackie bottoms/long shorts not short shorts

Evening wear in the hotel & excursions to local venues
Trainers / shoes / sandals / flip-flops
Underwear / PJ’s
Casual shirts – long-sleeved (mosquitoes can be more active at night) Swim wear & towel


Newer cotton trousers, e.g. combats / trackies / jeans
Toiletries (teeth / body / deodorant & other personal hygiene items)

(The hotel has some British sockets so chargers etc can be taken, in some rooms adapters will be needed)
Hairdryers etc can be taken but remember it is a working holiday. If you really do want to bring them it may be best to bring one per room


Personal protection items
Malaria tablets (as prescribed by your Doctor)
Malaria cream/spray (containing a high percentage of Deet – 50%) Malaria ‘plug ins’
Anti bacteria handwash
Sun cream / block and lip salve (Factor 20+)
After sun


One box of paracetomal
One box of Diocalm or Immodium (instant is the ideal)