GambiaRising

aka Gambia Rising   |   Emeryville, CA   |  www.gambiarising.org

Mission

GambiaRising helps low-income Gambians to better themselves through their own work - primarily through scholarships and financial assistance to Gambian students, especially girls, who otherwise might not be able to stay in school. We work in all regions of the country, but with a focus on remote rural regions, with all ages of students, without regard to religion, gender, or tribal background. Our only criteria are character and need, and the amount of difference that our support will make in recipients' lives. Where the absence of a school was the main barrier to education, we have also funded construction of 5 rural schools, usually by providing materials for a village to build its own school. All staff are volunteers, so that 100% of donations directly support students.

Ruling year info

2011

Managing Trustee

Michael A. McConnell

Main address

1500 Park Ave Apt PH 503

Emeryville, CA 94608 USA

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EIN

27-6775063

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

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Scholarships

When a young Gambian's family cannot afford the cost of school, GambiaRising tries to supply the necessary books and uniforms through grade 12. Past grade 12, we try to provide the opportunity for the top 1-2% of graduating students to continue to college or university, with a focus on studies that will serve a broader community, such as teaching and nursing.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

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GambiaRising

Board of directors
as of 04/17/2022
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Board chair

Michael McConnell

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Organizational demographics

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Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Person without a disability

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