Education, Tourism & Conservation Projects In Gambia
Feel Free manage a number of education, eco tourism and conservation projects that are addressing some of the socio economic problems that are being faced by people in the Niumi National Park in Gambia, West Africa
The local village of Jinack Niji is based at the creek side of Jinack Island in the Niumi National Park and since 2005 we have worked closely with the community leaders, villagers and local craftsman to build and run Djembe Fever Lodge and in 2014 we opened the Feel Free Lodge in a prime location on the beach.
JOIN WITH US to instigate the changes that will bring about positive transformations in people’s lives in this area of North Gambia.
Conservation & Socio Economic Problems In Gambia
The communities peripheral to and within Niumi National Park are composed primarily of subsistence farmers and fishermen, and resultantly they are dependent on natural resources for the maintenance of their livelihoods.
Various materials are also derived from the wetland environment including mangrove poles for roofing and grasses for thatching and fence construction. The wetland areas of the park are of considerable importance in these subsistence economies such as for wet season rice cultivation and dry season market gardening, provision of dry season grazing for livestock, fishing and shellfish harvesting.
Education, Tourism & Conservation Solutions In Gambia
Girls are less likely to attend school in Africa than boys. We are deeply committed to creating a world in which all children, regardless of their gender, socio-economic background or circumstances, have access to education.
We are here to discuss and exchange ideas, approaches and good practices to deliver sustainable educational, healthcare and entrepreneurship training to improve the lives of girls and women in Africa