African Oyster Trust

African Oyster Trust

Charity information

African Oyster Trust

We have built, and support, four nursery schools, a school clinic and a major health centre in The Gambia. More are planned.

We operate on less than 1% administrative costs and with no salaried staff

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    Alleviating sickness and poverty in former British Colonies, predominantly The Gambia, through education and medical care.

    All of the projects are designed to be sustainable and it is a condition that the local communities provide volunteer labour and are involved in the conception, construction and management of each project.

  • Aims

    African Oyster Trust aims to:

    • We believe that education is the best route out of poverty. As there is no government provision for the 3-7 age group, we concentrate on nursery education to ensure a sound introduction to schooling.
    • At any age, good health is essential to maximise human potential and alleviate suffering. We help to provide affordable health care in remote rural communities which has also reduced avoidable deaths.
  • Overview

    Established: November 2006

    Registered Charity Number: 1118298

    Board members: 4

    Volunteers: 4

    Phone number: +441926632746

    Address: Granary Cottage, Marton Road, Birdingbury, Rugby, Warwickshire and - 8 months of each year, Brufut Sanchaba, Kombo, The Gambia 00220 9864881 CV23 8EH

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • Provision of Nursery Education in Gambia

    To provide the continuation of nursery education facilities to c. 500 Gambian 3-7 year old... More
  • Equip a lab for Jappineh Village Health Centre

    The village Health Centre serves a very poor population of nearly 30,000 people in rural G... More
  • Hilary Emery Nursery, Tallinding - HENS

    To provide improved nursery education facilities to Gambian 3-7 year olds in order to maxi... More