Education For All Campaign in the Daily Observer

8 06 2017

On 7th of June the Gambian newspaper Daily Observer published an article about the yearly Education For All Campaign held by FIOHTG. Enjoy the read!

Link to original article: https://observergm.com/fiohtg-education-for-all-campaign-held/

Link to PDF of article: Newsarticle EFA Campaign



Newsletter May 2017

30 05 2017

Content:

  • News in short
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Ambassadors visit
  • FIOH staff visiting Sweden
  • Literacy Facilitators Forum

Please see the attached PDF: Newsletter May 2017



Newsletter April 2017

11 05 2017

Content:

  • News in short
  • LFA Workshop at FIOH
  • Women´s Forum in Felenkoto
  • SDU in collaboration with Global Fund
  • New building contracts

Please see the attached PDF: Newsletter April 2017



Newsletter March 2017

4 04 2017

Content of this edition:

  • News in short
  • School garden workshop
  • Ecovillage training
  • RC Evaluation Counselling 

Please see the attached PDF: Newsletter March 2017



Newsletter February 2017

13 02 2017

The FIOH newsletter for February is out!

In this edition you will find:

  • News in short
  • Update on Pamoja West Africa Partnership
  • Introduction of new intern
  • Update on NED Partnership

Please see the attachment (PDF): Newsletter February 2017



FIOHTG Board visit to project sites

1 09 2015

On Saturday the 29th August 2015  two of the board members Lamin Dibba and Fabakary Kalleh accompanied by Dan Mendy the senior program officer at the construction unit and Buba MS Faburay the interim Director ,visited the construction sites at Old Jeswang and Bakoteh lower basic schools. The visit was part of the monitoring of projects and providing the necessary advise. It is the first of its kind which we hope will be replicated across all the projects particularly those up country.



Farewell for Maria Andersson and Ebba Myrsten

18 06 2015

Maria Andersson who served  Future In Our Hands The Gambia as finance coordinator for a period of two and a half years has come to the end of her contract period. Maria during the period contributed immensely towards the setting up of the new accounting systems for the accounts unit which are now been fully utilized.On behalf of the staff and the beneficiary communities we wish Maria all the best in her new assignment and for Ebba who was an intern and supported the organization in its fund raising efforts for the past six months has also came to the end of her tenure and  is returning to her home country Sweden.We wish her a safe return to Sweden



Visit to Sare Sarjo

7 05 2015

During the month of February 2015 the Haelsinge group who are the main sponsors of the community Sare Sarjo paid them a visit. This visit gave the group the opportunity to stayed for two nights and interact with the people. During the two days the group made some donations of reading and writing materials to the school, gave out 54 solar lamps to 54 families and also carried out routine maintenance on the village coos milling machine. The visit was highly appreciated by the people and are looking forward to many more visits in the future. p1050696.JPG



Impact evaluation report 2014

13 03 2015

Yesterday all the staff of Future In Our Hands The Gambia were actively participating in the validation of the “Impact evaluation report  of the village development project 2014”.  The meeting was held in the conference hall and Sakou Jobe, the consultant, was there answering question about the result.  Buba Faburay as a chairman and the country director Mr Yahya Sanyang were both pleased with the great work Saku Jobe have done with the report and the response from the staff.

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Saku Jobe ended the presentation with nine recommendation to the further work for FIOHTG:

1.  Finalize preparatory work and deploy some FIOHTG staff to the project areas. Arrangements may be made with Regional Education Directors to host the staff at their offices. Alternatively, field offices managed by the organization may be set up. The close presence of staff shall improve interface and effectiveness.

2.    2.   Support more community members, especially women, to get involved in business enterprises and help them with financial capital possibly through village institutions.

3.      3. Improve access to production inputs and labor-saving devices in order to enable farmers (women in particular) to maximize their potential, diversify their farming and enhance their production and productivity.

4       4. Work more closely with SMCs to ensure that they demonstrate a greater sense of responsibility and assist schools to manage their activities effectively.

 .  55. Help restructure and further build capacity of the VDCs in order to enable them execute their roles and manage development activities effectively.   

   6. 6. Support farmers diversify their farming activities by promoting backyard gardening, livestock rearing and marketing and cashew growing.

7.       7. Raise environmental awareness, conservation and improved land management in order to further enhance and restore the environment and improve soil fertility.

8.       8. Assist the School Management Committees to address the issue of malfunctioning solar facilities by effecting the necessary repairs to replacement of faulty accessories. Schools should be encouraged to use funds generated from the recharging of mobile phone batteries to address some of the problems.

9.       9. Provide more support in order to increase the impact of the adult literacy program. Work with VDCs and SMCs to promote the participation of women in order to improve their ability to read and write and be able to assume more important roles in institutional governance and community development.



Behind the scenes

6 03 2015

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Yesterday the fundraising unit were out taking pictures to our crowfunding-project. The project is about promoting highly efficient solar water lifting devices with a network of drip irrigation systems for enhanced horticultural production in order to reduce drudgery and increase household income for poor rural women in the Gambia.  It was a good day where we met a lot of kind people that gave us their time.  Next thing is to edit all the material before we can go online with the project. To be continued.