Keep our mobility aids lending service in The Gambia up and running so C4M can continue to reach out across the country. We continuously search for mobility aids free of charge to stock up. We aim to lend out the best suitable medical equipment. Especially for children this is a challenge. Medical equipment in The Gambia wears harder so also needs replacement sooner.
Towards the end of 2022 we will start building a disability centre in Tujereng. The building will include a warehouse, assessment, physiotherapy and wound care room as well as a bathroom, toilet and medical storage. It will be solar powered and have a bore hole for water. We will be updating about the building proces on our Facebook page.
Another goal is to create employment for Gambians. Once our centre is built we will be looking for staff and be able to train people on the job. In the future we hope to employ a care coordinator, distributor/driver/handy man, maintenance engineer, warehouse manager, watchman, occupational therapist, physiotherapist and wound care nurse.
HOW CAN YOU HELP US
Money is used to transport medical equipement to and distribute within The Gambia and to enable clients to have physio or occupational therapy. We are also in need of a car to transport the medical equipment to our warehouse, branche organisations and clients and to enable our care coordinator to make house visits.
Sponsorhips are for businesses who wish to support C4M (with money or medical equipment). We will list your company with logo (permanently) in our sponsors section on this website and on FaceBook.
DONATE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
You can donate new or second hand good quality medical equipment to us. In The Netherlands we can pick it up or you can bring it to our warehouse in Coevorden. In The Gambia we can pick it up or you can bring it to our warehouse in Kotu.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
We welcome volunteers in The Netherlands to create awareness about our project, find donors/sponsors and help us collect medical equipment. Also in The Gambia we welcome volunteers to help work on the project.
The Future for Young People foundation took over the Bendula project in 2020, a project for 25 children with disabilities in Tanji. We saw that there were a number of children who needed mobility aids. We contacted Brit. After a short introduction and explaining what was needed, C4M brought the aids. We delivered these together and explained to the parents/guardians of the children. This makes care at home a lot easier for them and for the children. We are therefore very happy with the cooperation.
Petra v.d. Heuvel, Bendula Project
In February 2019 I stayed in The Gambia and I helped move the medical equipment to a nice clean storage. The medical equipement is lent to children and adults who really need them. I thought it was fantastic to see how disabled children are now mobile again. I hope C4M can do a lot of good work in the future!
Ingrid Sytema, Joure (NL)
I brought a number of children to the attention of C4M and got the opportunity to follow their work with three children in Kartong. C4M always tries to find the best help for everyone and don’t stop trying until the results are satisfactory. If they cannot help, they are honest about that and still they try to refer them. The life of these three children has improved so much thanks to all the efforts of C4M!
Ria Rugge, Kartong
I heard about Safaye in Sinchu Mbarra. His father could no longer carry him to school. I was really thinking how to get a wheelchair for him and I searched for one for over 7 months. I was ready to use my own money to buy it for him because I didn’t want to see him drop out of school because of his disability. I tried second hand shops, but no luck. Then through my friend Marion I got in touch with C4M and they lent Safaye a wheelchair. Best Koriteh gift ever!
Yunus S Komma, Banjul
In October 2018 I broke my ankle and had to have an operation. I was unable to walk without a walking frame. I posted on Facebook asking if anyone could help me to borrow one as I had trouble finding one in The Gambia. Brit responded and I was able to borrow a walking frame from C4M. All they asked was a donation to their charity which I was very happy to do! C4M really helped me and I know they help many others and for that I thank them very much and wish them luck with the charity!