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Project Gambia Trip Information

As Project Gambia begins to grow we are delighted to be working with a number of schools and colleges.  We are currently planning trips for late 2022, 2023 and 2024.

Watch this space for more information about upcoming trips. 

Kit List- The Earls High School March 28th – 4th April 2023


1 suitcase (max. weight 20 kilos – at least 6kg 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 6kg and size 56cm 45cm 25cm)– no sharp objects, fluids; etc.


Day wear- work in the school and villages

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)

Shorts (long shorts not short shorts)

Cotton trousers (long legged trousers/combats/trackie bottoms/ jeans

Trainers/shoes/ sandals / flip-flops



Casual shirts – short/long-sleeved (it can get chilly at night) 

Swim wear & towel – You only need a swim towel – the hotel provides a towel

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)