Bissary village, The Gambia

The Plymouth-Bissary Aid Project was set up by David Compton, a teacher at a Plymouth School, making provision for clean water supplies and educational facilities in rural Gambia. We support this project by sending items ranging from pots and pans to bicycles and tools for building and gardening.  David organises a container which is sent fully loaded to The Gambia once a year.

As well as the above we have also given over £2500 in money over the past 2 years to the Bissary project. We have helped supply a medical unit and have also helped finance the building of the dining shelter at the school.

We have helped fill three containers which are shipped out to the Gambia with clothing, household goods, gardening equipment, tools, sewing machines, bicycles, medical equipment including medicines & educational equipment.

In July 2017 alone, Plymouth Soroptimists handed over 40+ bags of linen as well as pots, pans, gardening and building tools and two bicycles which will be heading for The Gambia in October.

A list of items that would be useful to the Bissary project can be found here