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The Gambia

The Gambia Global Fellows, 2017.

Empowering Gambian girls with an advanced education is the aim of Starfish International.


Starfish International

Empowering Gambian girls by providing them with an advanced education focused on service to humanity.

2017 Photos: Flickr Album 
2017 Blog Posts
2018 Placement Details

The Gambia Factbook

Global Fellows placement country 

Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Senegal

Tropical; hot, rainy season (June to November); cooler, dry season (November to May)

Flood plain of the Gambia River flanked by some low hills. Almost an enclave of Senegal; smallest country in Africa

1,967,709 (July 2015)

Ethnic Groups:
Mandinka/Jahanka 33.8%, Fulani/Tukulur/Lorobo 22.1%, Wollof 12.2%, Jola/Karoninka 10.9%, Serahuleh 7%, Serere 3.2%, Manjago 2.1%, Bambara 1%, Creole/Aku Marabout 0.8%, other 0.9%, non-Gambian 5.2%

English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars

 Global Fellows placement country
Information from the CIA's World Factbook