Welcome to CoGS (Children of Gambia Services)
CoGS was formed in April 2007, and is a UK based charity dedicated to meeting the educational, welfare and medical needs of children in The Gambia.
CoGS fund the running costs and further development of a nursery school for 100 children at Jabang village. The school has a bore hole providing fresh water & a large walled garden area where fruit and vegetables are grown. The current main aims are to complete the construction of the medical facility, where the charity is providing materials and the village is providing labour which helps to promote partnership and involvement.
The second is to provide a steady income stream to ensure the continuation of the great work being carried out by our Gambian team, and give the children the very best opportunity to improve their and their families prospects and living standards.
The children at the school participate in inter-school competitions and have done very well. This is now our third year where around 20 children graduated to the lower basic school. The primary school headmaster praised the quality of the educational achievement of the children and affirmed the invaluable start the school had provided the students.
We are a small registered charity, with very low overheads, we are all volunteers, so nearly ALL money raised benefits the children in The Gambia directly.(PLEASE ASK US FOR DETAILS)
We still need to find generous sponsors for children to ensure they can complete their nursery education and raise funds to complete the medical facility. When this nursery school is securely funded for the long-term we wish to support further nursery schools which are in desperate need of support.