Project Gambia

 

The Swim Education Foundation Gambia (S.E.F.G)

 


Goal:


The S.E.F.G is an registered foundation in the Gambia.

The board members work unsalaried for the Foundation.
The goal of the S.E.F.G is to promote & teach swimming
as work & sport & recreation in the Gambia.


Why:


Each year around 1, 2 million persons are drowning in Africa.
Swimming is a healthy sport which stimulates body and mind.
Creates work & Income in the Gambia.
Sport successes are good for the national Gambian feeling.
   and makes the nation stronger.


How:


? Build up an swimming structure in the Gambia.
? Install an office and an sponsor guest house .
? The comer marketing of public swimming schools for self-sufficiency in middle long term.
? Be a main point for information and registration in the Gambia.
? Raising funds for promotion & stimulation worldwide.
? Build & certificate public swimming schools & integrate with the regular public schooling
institute.
? Apply for land at the ocean from the Gambian Tourist Board.
? Creating work & Income in the Gambia.
? Attract world-wide swim teacher volunteers.
? Teach children & adults how to swim.
? Educate & certificate new teachers.
? Educate & certificate new life-savers.
? Certificate swimming diplomas for the Gambia.
? Organize a public swimming competition.
? Take away the general fear and taboes for swimming in the Gambia.


General plan for the Swim Education Foundation Gambia (S.E.F.G)
Index

 


1. Build up an swimming structure in the Gambia.
2. Install an office and an sponsor guest house .
3. The comer marketing of public swimming schools for self-sufficiency in middle long term.
4. Be a main point for information and registration in the Gambia.
5. Raising funds for promotion & stimulation worldwide.

6. Build & certificate public swimming schools.
7. Apply for land at the coast from the Gambian Tourist Board.
8. Creating work & Income in the Gambia.
9. Attract world-wide swim teacher volunteers.
10. Teach children & adults how to swim.
11. Educate & certificate new teachers.
12. Certificate swimming diplomas for the Gambia.
13. Educate & certificate new life-savers (Red Dolphins).
14. Organize an public swimming competition.
15. Help to take away the general fear for swimming in the Gambia.


1. Build up an swimming structure in the Gambia.
    Build up a real structure with solid rules, free of friendship politics.


2.
Install an office & sponsor guest house .

Since October 2016 the Dutch stichting help Africa swim has an office & sponsor guest house in Senegambia /Kerr Serign.
This well situated compound is the base for our work and effort to build up the first public
swimming school in the Gambia. Our volunteers & sponsors are welcome here to see the situation here.


3. Commercial marketing of public swimming schools for self-sufficiency in middle long term.
These coming schools must be self- sufficiency by commercial activities along
their swimming pools and buildings at the beach side.
There will be an pizzeria beach bar etc. for locals and tourist costumers
after public school hours and in the school holidays.
The school holidays are around the tourist season (December)
Everyone will be asked for a payable contribution to swimming lessons depending on their
income . Nobody will be refused.


4.
Be a main point for information and registration in the Gambia.
A stable point has to be created for a national sport.
All information will be found at our office and website.


5.
Raising funds for promotion & stimulation worldwide.

Funds are necessary to start up the Swim Education Foundation Gambia (S.E.F.G)

The European foundation named
“Stichting help “Africa swim” (S.H.A.S)
Based in the Netherlands will support the (S.E.F.G) by:


Raise funds


-by the European public
-by the European economies
- by other swimming institutions
-by the European governments
-by other charity organizations
-by collecting goods for swimming education
-by collecting charity goods for selling in Africa & Europe


Provides information about

 

-Structure the (S.E.F.G).

- Teaching methods to attract & select volunteers.
-Teaching methods for swim education.

-Promote swimming in the Gambia.


6.
Build & certificate public swimming schools.


The (S.E.F.G) can stimulate and provide future public swimming schools with:


-A public or private swimming school certification
- The comer marketing of public swimming schools for self-sufficiency in middle longterm.
-Funds to build public schools
-Funds to teach children & adults


7.
Apply for land at the coast from the Gambian Tourist Board.


The Gambian Tourist Board can provide us with free usable land at the coast to build
an public swimming school. It is borrowed for 50 years with another 50 years option.


Why land at the coast?


? Because swimming lessons in the ocean are necessary.
? Because of the commercial marketing of public swimming schools for self-sufficiency in
middle long term.


To apply for land we need an solid plan and funds for the building.
Since Mr. Jammeh left the country big strokes of beach coast are given back to the public.


Our lawyer  is  connected to the lawyer of the Gambian Tourist Board.
and can apply for us for land.

With this land we can commercialize swimming schools.


8.
Creating work & Income in the Gambia.


- For future water sport tourism jobs
- For swim school teachers.
- For life-savers (Red Dolphins).
- For general commercial marketing of public swimming schools.
- For swim school builders.
- For the Gambian Navy.
- For the Gambian Fire department & other rescue services.
- For fisherman.


9.
Attract world-wide swim teacher volunteers.


The (S.E.F.G) can attract worldwide swim teacher volunteers.


Our websites will inform about the possibilities.


These teachers will educate our local teachers .


These volunteers can stay in our office/sponsorguesthouse.


10.
Teach children & adults how to swim.


Once the swimming pool is functional we start teaching adults & children
how to swim. We plan 5 lessons a day.

Man and woman , boys and girls will have separate classes.
Male educates male , female educates female.


11.
Educate & certificate new teachers.


The (S.E.F.G) can stimulate and provide future swim teachers with:


-A swim teacher education.
-A swim teacher certification.
-Regular controls of education & certification.


12.
Certificate swimming diplomas for the Gambia.


The(S.E.F.G) can stimulate and provide swimming diplomas.
As also in Europe the (S.E.F.G) will provide 4 different kind of diplomas.


-A Swimming in swimming clothes in a swimming pool or open not streaming water.
-B Swimming in street clothes, 10 meters diving.
-C Swimming in street clothes in streaming water like rivers and the ocean.
-D Rescue swimming in street clothes in streaming water like rivers and oceans.


13.
Educate & certificate new life-savers.


The (S.E.F.G) can stimulate and provide future life-savers with:


The D  diploma for Rescue swimming in street clothes in streaming water like rivers & oceans.
The law in Gambia says that every hotel with an pool and every restaurant or hotel
at the ocean or river must have an life-saver.
This is not possible at the moment because there is nobody who can train and certificate them.
The national Gambian hotel associating , where all the big hotels are in united wants to work
intensely with us to provide them with payed life-savers. So many jobs are guaranteed.
The safety of their costumers is very important for the general tourist stream into the Gambia.

We also work intensely together with the so called “Red Dolphins”.
The Red Dolphins are an group of volunteering Life-savers.
They don,t get payed regularly because they ain't got any certification .
We will educate and certificate them for free .
This will help for structure and status our national D diploma.


14.
Organize an public swimming competition


The (S.E.F.G) will organize & stimulate public swimming competition.
For national & international competitions we need an 25 meters by 20 meters swimming pool.
This will be build at the public swimming school.


-To discover national talents.
-To stimulate the sport.
-To create national heroes with international success.


15.
Take away the general fear for swimming in the Gambia.


-By promotion & education.
-Our websites will inform the public.
-By teaching swimming.
-By creating national heroes with international success.


His Excellency Adama Barrow public swimming school ,
will be the first school, build, certificated and sponsored, by the (S.E.F.G