Provide educational support and training to members on contemporary social issues such as crime prevention, terrorism, social welfare, religion, financial management, career advice (for children) by engaging experts to advice on these issues as well as supporting them. We can surely impact a generation.
It is often argued that the purpose of human life is to serve and show compassion and the will to help other. Alone we can do so little but together we can do so much. What more can a people give back to their community of origin than to help care for the sick, concern for elderly and compassion for the young
We provide and assist in the provision of education, training, healthcare projects and all the necessary support designed to relieve financial hardship and enable individuals to generate a sustainable income and be self-sufficient and live healthily. We are very much engage in community development.
We support in all cases, the UKJA provide welfare support to other charities and individuals. For many of those who had historically supported welfare programs in the broadest sense, it is perfectly reasonable to enact legislation in which poor people were the objects of efforts to assist them.
what we do
The UK Jarra association is a community based, non-profit, apolitical association formed by conscientious and progressive Gambians living in the UK. Its main object is help support community development projects both in the UK and Gambia. The Association is involved in charity work in the areas of health, education, culture and community and welfare. The Association has in the past implemented the following activities: provided food and clothing items to the homeless community in Reading through the Churches In Reading Drop In Centre; provide various medical items to health facilities in Jarra in the Lower River Region of the Gambia; replaced the ceiling fans of the maternity ward of Soma Regional Hospital; provide financial support to the Gambian Community in Birmingham to support their community Mosque project; provide financial aid to some Gambian families in UK, Italy and USA to help relief their poverty; embarked on a cultural preservation drive which culminates in to the collection of various Gambian cultural artefacts and the production of a documentary called ‘I AM JARRANKA’.