The Jappaleh Foundation is a Non-Governmental-Organisation in Belgium, The Netherlands and The Gambia, which focuses mainly on


We do this, amongst other things, through:
- raising awareness of the need for HYGIENE,
- promoting FOOD SECURITY & EMPLOYMENT, among others by ourAGRICULTURE PROJECTS[b].

(Health Care)

Clean DRINK 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 dish washing.

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 support us?

One person cannot do it alone, only the many who are united at the right moment.-attributed to Goethe-


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.


All funds donated by our sponsors, or obtained from our own resources or initiatives, are totally directed to the implementation and realisation of our projects.

On behalf of the Gambian people 'JEREJEFF' - THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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