A Gift for The Gambia, Christmas 2021

Today we launched our Gift for The Gambia campaign for 2021 - our version of 'The 12 Days of Christmas'! This year we are all about sustainability, and we invite you to join us this festive season by purchasing a Christmas gift that will keep on giving. We're...

Change from Virgin Money Giving to KindLink

Earlier this year, Virgin Money Giving took the decision to close their donation platform on 30th November 2021 (see here).  We've reviewed the available alternatives and have selected KindLink as our replacement provider, ensuring your donations continue to make...

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,...

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