COVID-19 Emergency Rice Appeal

Since lockdown was announced in The Gambia in March, the team at Kaira Konko have worked day and night distributing over 700 bags of rice to families in Soma and the surrounding rural villages. We will continue with our distributions over the next three months,...

Sheera moves into her new home!

At the beginning of June, we received a request for a helping hand for single mother, Sheera. For the past two years she has been living with her children under a verandah in Soma, selling charcoal to get by. During this time she has been trying to build a house...

Sitahuma School

On their recent trip to The Gambia, KK SAS members visited Sitahuma school. Arriving at lunchtime, they found proceedings held up by a shortage of plates! Sally and John Maylin went straight to the market to buy some more, speeding up the lunch service and allowing...

Main hall gets a makeover

The main hall at Kaira Konko, originally built in 1998, is currently undergoing renovation; with rewiring, plastering and a lick of fresh paint now complete, and new windows and air conditioning units on the way. Project manager Lamin Kinteh, and our builder Sori,...

Kaira Konko flying high!

A group of friends of Kaira Konko, who recently flew out to The Gambia, were delighted to find this full-page spread in the inflight magazine on the story of KK, and how the project benefits the local community. We are always grateful to our friends over at The...

High Commission in tune with Scout band

Kaira Konko’s very own Scout band has been invited to play at the British High Commission in Banjul later this month. With bucketfuls of enthusiasm and dedication from the Scouts, and instruments kindly donated by Hampshire Music Service, the marching band...

Christmas Gifts for The Gambia

Everyone at Kaira Konko would like to extend a HUGE thank you to staff, students and supporters of All Saints Junior School who have donated an incredible £2535 worth of gifts to the people of Soma and surrounding villages this Christmas! Funds raised will provide,...

John Reece’s Challenge 2019

John Reece has been supporting Kaira Konko for a number of years and 2019 has seen him set himself the challenge of completing 1 Ultra (100km) and 5 Marathons between March and November. Along the many miles of his journey he has been rasing money to support the...

It takes a whole village to raise a child

Year 3 children at All Saints Junior School in Fleet have been finding out about their link with the community in The Gambia through the launch of their 'what makes a community thrive' project. Through an African tale, retold at a market, the children have been...

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