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Welcome to Projekthilfe Gambia e.V.

Since 1991, we have been operating the "Jahaly Health Centre", the "Bush Clinic" - also known as "Bush Clinic Hattingen" or "Bush Clinic Gambia" - in Jahaly.

In 2003/2004, in addition to the bush clinic, we built a kindergarten with preschool, the "Jahaly/Madina Kindergarten". Designed and built for 240 children, 330 children will be taught and cared for here daily in the school year 2020/2021.




Sponsors and godparents


Employees in Gambia

Current projects


Jahaly Health Centre

The “Jahaly Health Centre” serves up to 46,000 patients per year – outpatients as well as inpatients – and is considered one of the country’s best health facilities. In 2009 it has been recognized by …

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Jahaly/Madina Kindergarten with Nursery School

In 2004 Project Aid The Gambia opened the Jahaly/Madina kindergarten with pre-school for 240 children right next to the “Jahaly Health Centre”. The cost for construction and operation of the first …

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The horticultural projects

About 1,000 women of Jahaly and neighbouring Madina work on four gardens with a total size of more than 100,000 m². The gardens were an initiative of the villagers. It was in the year 2002 that the …

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Moringa plantation

Since 2012 around 10,000 Moringa Oleifera trees have been planted on the area behind Jahaly Health Centre and Kindergarten. You may see the plantation  here  on Google Maps. In 2018 and 2020, two …

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Eco-friendly smoke-free ovens

In 2010 Project Aid started to develop eco-friendly ovens, which are meant to replace the traditional open fires people use to cook in the villages. The ovens save a lot of fire wood and make cooking …

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Help for sick children from Gambia

In June 2012 Project Aid The Gambia started a cooperation with the German charity “Friedensdorf (Peace Village) International”.  Sick and injured children are brought from The Gambia to Germany for …

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Donations that reach their destination

Our work only works with the support of many voluntary members, sponsors and donors. Every little contribution helps the people in Jahaly on their way to a better future. Help us to help.

Donation received

Whether 10 euros or 10,000 euros - every donation is an important contribution and the basis for our

Divide donation

We promise: from every donation euro, about 96-99 cents go directly to our projects.

Forward donation

Whether 10 euros or 10,000 euros - every donation is an important contribution and the basis for our

Great effect

Whether 10 euros or 10,000 euros - every donation is an important contribution.



Journalist and presenter Markus Lanz has been supporting "Projekthilfe" since 2003. Markus Lanz has already been to Jahaly several times.

"During two visits, I personally convinced myself that the donations really reach the projects in Jahaly. The bush clinic has treated a million patients since 1991 and even 30 years after opening, it looks as clean as on the first day. This is very unusual for Africa and shows that the bush clinic really is a model for the whole of Africa. This has been made possible by the great work of the dedicated clinic team in Jahaly and the generous help of the many donors and supporters in Germany. I ask for your continued support for Project Aid Gambia. On behalf of the people in Jahaly, I say: thank you!"

Your Markus Lanz

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Latest news



On 09.12.2022, a team from Friedensdorf (Peace Village) International in Oberhausen, Germany, accompanied eight Gambian children who had received medical treatment in Germany back to The Gambia. The …

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At the 2022 general meeting of Projekthilfe Gambia (Project Aid The Gambia, Germany) on 25 November 2022 in Essen, Germany, board member Jürgen Heuer announced his resignation for reasons of age. …

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The participants of the 2022 fundraising tour from northern Germany to The Gambia have all returned safely to Germany – and are now processing the many experiences on the adventurous 7,000-kilometre …

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Donation tour 2022

The Northern Regional Group of Projekthilfe Gambia would like to start the long postponed fundraising tour in 2022. The planning has already been resumed. Two minibuses have already been purchased early for the previously planned tour in 2020.

The donation route 2022

Our "kilometer goal" is to collect TWO euros each as a donation for the approx. 6,500 km to be driven. This results in 13,000 euros!

Furthermore, we organize events where we receive further donations.

Our big goal is to hand over at least 20.000 Euro for our projects at the end of the fundraising tour in Jahaly!

In 2022, for the first time, the tour route in Europe will not go via Paris, Bordeaux and Madrid, but via Luxembourg, Lyon, Montpellier and Barcelona to Algeciras.

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Every contribution, no matter how small, helps the people of Jahaly on their way to a better future. Help us help. Whether 10 Euro or 10.000 Euro - every donation is an important contribution and basis for our work in the bush clinic, Jahaly/Madina kindergarten and our other projects in Gambia.

Project sponsorship for the education of a preschool child

Become a sponsor for one of the up to 450 places in our kindergarten with preschool. Support us with a monthly basic amount of 15 €.

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Supporting the work of Projekthilfe Gambia e.V. in the long term

You can support Projekthilfe Gambia e.V. with a regular donation and become a supporter of the aid organization for at least 10 € per month until further notice.

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Support the work of the Projekthilfe Gambia e.V. once

You can support Projekthilfe Gambia e.V. with a one-time donation.

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