The Jappaleh Foundation is a Foundation in Belgium, The Netherlands and The
Gambia, which focuses mainly on
HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION IN WEST AFRICA ESPECIALLY FOR WOMEN AND
We do this, amongst other things, through:
- PROVIDING DRINKING WATER SUPPLIES, especially in schools,
- installing SANITARY FACILITIES,
- raising awareness of the need for HYGIENE,
- providing SCHOLARSHIPS.
WATER FOR LIFE (Health Care)
Clean DRINKING WATER and PROPER SANITATION are essential to public health and
for the prevention of diseases and epidemics. Only one in every two people in
the world will have access to some form of sanitation. Drinking water is a
prerequisite for human survival, but water also means so much more: it can
provide better personal hygiene, encourage the growth of healthy food and enable
cooking, cleaning, washing and diswashing.
Proper sanitation encourages people to be aware of the importance of good
hygiene. Excrement, rubbish and standing water (a breeding ground for many
insects) need to be separated and removed to avoid the transmission of diseases.
No more open sewers!
With our project WATER FOR LIFE, we have worked to realise the United Nations'
(UN's) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's). The aim is to achieve these goals,
and in turn to bring an end to poverty, hunger, disease (e.g. AIDS, Malaria),
maternal and child mortality, inequality and environmental problems.
In addition, we endorse the objectives of the Flemish Water Partnership for
Development (VPWvO). The VPWvO aims to halve the number of people without access
to clean water. Worldwide, there are 1.5 billion people who live without clean
drinking water. If each individual from the most affluent countries helped just
one other person to access clean water, then the global Sustainable Development
Goals could be achieved. We are working to achieve these goals. Are you able to
One person cannot do it alone, only the many who are united at the right
moment.-attributed to Goethe-
OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROJECT (Education)
This is an area to which we are deeply committed. We believe that the youth
represent the future. Through our Foundation, we have been providing
scholarships to encourage vocational training in accordance with the needs of
the country. So for example, we have been training doctors, dentists, nurses,
agricultural engineers, and other professionals.
We have also been arranging for volunteer doctors and specialists to travel to
The Gambia, to spend a few weeks of their scarce free time exchanging their
knowledge with the doctors there.
Our basic philosophy is: 'Give a person a fish and they can eat for a day. Teach a person to fish and
they can eat for the rest of their life.'
Finally, we also organise the collection and transmission of usable goods such
as medical equipment (instruments and medicines), X-ray equipment, dental
materials, school and stationery supplies. We are aware that schools have a
great need for computers, laptops, English-language books and similar.
Do you think that you can contribute to this project, or are you able to help in
some other way? If you are interested, please let us know. Any help in whatever
form is most welcome. Thanks in advance!
All the projects carried out by us are run through our Foundation in The Gambia,
an organisation which utilises local people and local materials. Local people
are trained in the maintenance of their new installations, in order that
sustainability can be guaranteed.
JAPPALEH FOUNDATION WARRANTY
All funds donated by our sponsors, or obtained from our own resources or
initiatives, are totally directed to the implementation and realisation of our
On behalf of the Gambian people 'JEREJEFF' - THANK YOU VERY MUCH!