Gambia Emergency Floods & 2k Challenge Update

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7th November 2020  |  21st Rabi Ul Awal 1442

On the 12th of October, 2020, Gambia was hit by heavy floods and windstorms. As a result, nearly 33,000 people were affected as their homes and businesses were destroyed by the floods. Food stocks were damaged and destroyed as a result of the natural disaster. To aid the people in these difficult times, SPOT Project has put together an emergency appeal campaign with the aim of raising £5,000 to purchase food supplies and aid the flood victims.

Since the start of the campaign, SPOT PROJECT has distributed the following:

  • 170 bags of rice
  • 170 bottles of oil
  • 100 bags of potatoes
  • 100 bags of onions
  • 100 bags of sugar
  • 100 bags of maggi seasoning

In the past months, there have been a mix of action and recommendations both by the government and health care organizations like WHO and the CDC regarding next steps in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, and a look into a return to normalcy.

Like many countries, the Gambia is not separated from that reality. SPOT Project would like to recognize and express immense gratitude to our wonderful volunteers and fundraisers. We would like to thank you for your efforts with the 2K challenge; particularly the Girls School campaign.

As many know, upon completion of the 2K Challenge, participants are given the opportunity to travel to the Gambia and obtain first hand experience volunteering with the children and an inside look at some of the work done by SPOT Project across the Gambia.

Currently, those trips have been put on hold due to the current COVID-19 restrictions. The safety of our volunteers and students is of utmost importance. In an effort to keep everyone safe, SPOT Project is heading to the advice of the government to continue to place measures to reduce the spread of the virus. For a more detailed explanation of the recommendations by the Gambia government, please visit;

The goal is to revisit the travel advice and COVID-19 restrictions by February 2020. After which we will be sure to update the community accordingly via a press release.

It is our hope to continue to be an agent of change. We must acknowledge that none of the work we do is made possible except by the facilitation of Allah (SWT) and through your generosity and support. We appreciate everything that is done big or small to preserve SPOT Projects aim at supporting those in need.

Highlights of the work SPOT Project does in the community in The Gambia and in London can be found on the SPOT Project website www.spotproject.org and the projects Instagram; @SPOT_PROJECT.

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