GambiaRising is a small program that is focused on helping Gambian students who without our support would not be able to go to school. In order to help the maximum number of students, if a family can pay some of the needed costs, we ask them to pay that. We focus on grades 1 though 12. About 2/3 of the students we support are girls, but we consider all applications regardless of gender, religion, or tribal background.
All applicants are reviewed by a team of Gambian educators. To apply, download the appropriate form by clicking on "this form" below and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcountry applicants, use this form. (<---Click on the words "this form".) Kombo applicants, use this form. Kombo applicants with more than one person in the family applying can use this form. If you cannot download a form, please write to us at email@example.com; tell us as much as you can about your situation and your need. Please include as much information about your WASSCE results if you have them too.
Here is the information we will need: Name of student: School to be attended:
Date of Birth:
School year applied for: Grade to be attended: Are they in school now?
Amount of one Year’s School Fees: Other School Costs:
If after grade 12, Length of Program of Studies applied for:
Home town or village: Distance from school to be attended:
Contact information for student/family:
Source(s) of family income:
Language spoken at home:
Are both parents living with the student?
Who has been paying the fees for the student?
Why can’t they continue to pay these fees?
How much can the family contribute to the student’s educational expenses this year?
How many years will the family commit to contributing this amount for the student’s
Without support, what will the student do in the coming year?
Where did the student place in their class in the current year? _______out of _______
Name of person nominating/applying:
Relationship to student:
Email address for nominator:
Phone number for nominator:
a written statement from the student or guardian, and
a statement from the nominator (if that is not the student)
a cell phone photo (only if possible)
GambiaRising cannot support every student who applies for assistance. The nominator should include a statement regarding why, in their opinion, this student is more worthy of support than others.
Permission to use student’s name, voice, likeness: Unless limited by checking in the box below, I, , living at , by my signature below, hereby grant to GambiaRising Charitable Trust, a nonprofit trust, with offices at 1500 Park Avenue PH1, Emeryville, CA, USA, an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to use the name, voice, and likeness of the student under my guardianship, including (except as noted below) without limitation the right to publish and re-publish the name, voice, and likeness of the child under my guardianship, in any medium whatsoever, and to incorporate their name, voice, and likeness into GambiaRising products and services for charitable purposes. __ To be seen and heard by anyone __ To be seen and heard by GambiaRising supporters only __ To be seen and heard by GambiaRising staff only