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Who we are

We are an organisation that works with communities and partners to sustainably improve the quality of life for women and children living in rural communities by creating access to food, education and healthcare facilities.

Why we do what we do

The Agency for the Development of Women and Children (ADWAC) was set up in September 1996 by Gambians following the closure of Save the Children USA which is an international organisation that operated in the North Bank for 14 years. The national staff which constituted 98% of the Save the Children workforce established ADWAC to continue to improve rural living conditions.

Our vision

Poor and marginalised women and children are empowered and poverty is alleviated in the North Bank.

How we work

We are focused on creating sustainable livelihoods. Our main areas of expertise are: Health, particularly HIV/AIDS and Malaria Education to encourage functional literacy for women Food security and environmental management We have received funds from the donors Oxfam, ActionAID International, Gorta, Ireland, New Field, Terre Nouvelle (New World) and Catholic Relief Service (CRS) for our projects.

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