WYCE Gambia

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WYCE Gambia NGO A78 is a local NGO based in Madina Salam, Kombo South District, West Coast Region, The Gambia, West Africa.

WYCE Gambia is a local organisation providing education, health and livelihood skill services to the underprivileged communities in The Gambia centred around the village of Madina Salam.

WYCE stands for Wonder Years Centre of Excellence, a well known project which has its home in the village of Madina Salam in The Gambia, West Africa. A village which is now home to over 3000 people from five different African tribes: The Fula, The Balanta, The Wolof, The Mansuanka, and The Mandinka.

The WYCE project has been running since 2001, and over the years, the project has grown and developed so that it is now one of the best known and respected non-government organisations (NGO) in The Gambia. Originally, an 'international NGO', in 2020, the organisation changed to a 'local NGO' to better serve the people of the area.

On this website you'll find information and news about the WYCE NGO. You'll also find details about the staff and people behind WYCE. as well as how to plan a visit to this amazing project and see it in action for yourself.

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The WYCE Lodge offers you the chance to attend exclusive retreats at our secluded compound in Madina Salam.

Our first Retreat the Heal from Within Yoga Retreat was an enormous success, bringing together for the first time relaxation, massage and hands on help with the local community. In between yoga sessions, visitors were busy, at the local school and clinic as well as cleaning the local beach. Check out our upcoming Events for an experience to suit you. If you want to be part of our next Yoga Retreat happening in February 2022 then now is the time to book your spot through our partners Wonder Years International website at: Yoga Retreat 2022

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If you're the sort of person who enjoys organising events that have a real purpose, then perhaps you might like to raise some money for an established and worthy project like WYCE Gambia.

We will work with you, so you know exactly where your money is being spent. You'll have regular updates.

Excluding money transfer fees, all the money you raise will go straight to work in Madina Salam to help with the work of the WYCE Gambia team.


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As a WYCE Gambia volunteer you'll be working on important, exciting projects, and be making a real difference to the lives of the families that live in and around Madina Salam.

Volunteer stays are between 1 week and six months and provide an 'up-close and personal' view of life in The Gambia.

You'll also be able to work on targeted projects like: bee keeping, building, working with the primary health care staff or teaching at the prestigious WYCE school.