The Gambia Gift Quest

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” ―Maya Angelou

The Ashdon Jazz Academy has been working with young females for the past four years. The charity works hard to support  young ladies women lacking in self-confidence, by helping them recognise  and embrace their skills, talents and power.

The Gambia Girls Gift Trip aims for the young women we have been working with to simply GIVE BACK and share what they have learnt to enhance more disadvantaged young ladies in Gambia who have limited educational opportinitues. We will be bringing 14 young ladies to Gambia in July 2020 as part of the Gambia Girls Give Back Trip
There are a number of outcomes we hope to achieve :

·         Girls will be able to give back all that they have learnt to a much needed  female youth community.

·         Girls will be motivated to make a difference in the world and gain a sense of global accountability

·         Girls will begin to learn and understand another setting and gain first hand experiences of another culture.

  The trip will involve the girls designing, and creating self-affirmation gift toiletries packs that they will distribute to their female peers who attend Mansea Colley school.

The girls will deliver a presentation focussed on ICT skills and attend the gambian school for a day.

The girls will also be collecting donations such as toys, books and stationary, to deliver to a local orphanage in Gambia.

Transporting our young ladies away into a new environment will lead them to rely and get in touch with their own self for resiliency, encouragement and preservation. 

The Ashdon Jazz Academy is a firm believer that young women united are powerful and together they can create social change as well as raising awareness of importance issues that affect young ladies home and globally.

We would really appreciate your support in helping our young girls experience a valuable opportunity and learn a powerful life lessons in giving back.

If you are able to provide a donation towards this life changing trip we would be so appreciative.

Warmest Regards


CEO / Founder of AJA
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Patricia Hewitt 
Knights Hill, London
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