Building Futures in the Gambia is a registered charity.

 Charity status confirmed by Charity Commission 26/11/2014. Registered Charity No. 1159520

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Building Futures in The Gambia

Registered Charity No. 1159520

Keep an eye on this page for news of our first BFiG Study Tour.  Our visits to The Gambia provide students, support staff and teachers with a life changing experience.

During the seven day visit, you will experience a range of educational settings and have many opportunities to explore markets and towns, fishing ports, mangroves, nature reserves and crocodile pools!

During your visit, the days may well have a focus related to the Global Dimension within education. For example, sustainability, whereby we explore aluminium recycling and the manufacture of metal products from tin cans and other recycled metals. You will be amazed at the resourcefulness of people in the Gambia.

Built upon many years of experience, we lead a very comprehensive and, at times, exhaustive programme that provides you with the opportunity to ‘look behind the curtain’ of life in The Gambia. Many who travel with us have developed International School Partnerships and links… likewise, many have returned independently to work on school projects and extend global reach to like-minded professionals.

Once arriving you will be introduced to Gambian members of the team who will work with you to guide, assist and make the experience even more wonderful!

The schedule is designed for all who have an interest in exploring and learning about life in a contrasting locality. During your visit, you will use a variety of transport from air-conditioned coaches, mini-buses, boats and even open top safari trucks!

Numbers will be limited for our first experience, so in the first instance, email your interest to us at

How much will this cost? Remember we are educationalists and not a tour company… we estimate the costs to be between £700 and £800 per person for seven days. This will include a twin room (hotels are good but basic), bed and breakfast, all transport and guiding services in the day and, of course…. a very, very full itinerary!

You will need to buy bottled water, a lunch and evening meal, but these items are very reasonably priced in West Africa.

What you will need to do if you are interested…

1. email your interest;

2. check your passport and make sure it’s valid;

3. if you are not a British passport holder, check visa requirements;

4. Grab this opportunity!!!!!

Watch this space!