About us


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.

We Support Schools

We believe every child has the right to Education. Therefore, we want to make sure provide necessary support for schools to enable them to deliver quality teaching and continuous assessment for students. 

We Help Develop Communities

We provide support mechanism for communities. This helps develop communities and promote youth development within. The UKJA is also committed to help communities by providing health facilities and other materials.


Supporting young people is one our key area of focus. We have a set target to achieve through our youth development program. We believe in youth empowerment to their future.


We provide support for the homeless through our Poverty Relief Project. UKJA has so far supported various charities and groups by donating food items, cloths etc etc. We are determined to see that change.

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Quantifiable Results

When we engaged communities we support, we produce results. UK Jarra Association also became the winner of the best charity in 2016 based on our achievements.



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 artifacts and the production of a documentary  called ‘I AM JARRANKA’.


To relief of poverty and financial hardship for the benefit of the public in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world (particularly for people in the Gambia) by:

  • Providing grants, items and services to individuals in need and/or charities, or other organisations working to prevent or relieve poverty in these areas.
  • Providing or assisting 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.
  • Providing financial and moral support during bereavements to anyone, either living in the UK and other parts of the world, deemed by the Association to have such need.


To advance education for the public benefit including to act as a resource for young people living in the UK and other third world countries particularly The Gambia by providing advice and assistance through organised educational programmes and other activities as a means of:

  • Advancing in life and helping young people by developing their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as independent, mature and responsible individuals;
  • Advancing education by providing scholarship to poor and needy student;
  • Relieving unemployment through skill training and assisting young people in CV writing and job interview skills;
  • Provide educational support and training to members on contemporary social is- sues such as crime prevention, terrorism, social welfare, religion, financial man- agreement, career advice (for children), child protection, Immigration Law and framework on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by engaging experts to give in- sights on these issues.
  • (e)  Promoting and supporting the uptake of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects amongst ethnic minorities in the UK and children in the Gambia.


To improve the health and well-being of the inhabitants of Jarra in particularly maternal child health by:

  • Providing equipment and supplies to the maternity wards of various health facilities in Jarra, Gambia with essential items such as delivery beds, bed sheets, curtains, maternity pads, blood pressure machines etc.
  • Providing general support and assistance to the health facilities based on need which would benefit all inhabitants of Jarra.
  • Providing ambulance to the hospitals to improve access to the health facilities especially for pregnant women and provide better emergency response service. 


Sensitization On Upcoming Projects

United Kingdom Jarra Association based in the UK has recently held a day’s sensitization workshop on their upcoming projects for the people of Jarra, at the Regional Education Directorate, in Mansakonko, LRR

UKJA Reaches Out To Soma Hospital

United Kindom Jarra Association  presented medical and sanitary equipment to Soma District Hospital, Lower River Region In The Gambia West Africa.

United Kingdom Jarra Association Introduces Scholarship Program

UKJA introducing a scholarship scheme for students in Jarra Region. The scheme is designed for outstanding students with the view of supporting them through higher education

UK Jarra Association Brings Digital Learning Into The Region

One of the most lucrative strategy the UK Jarra Association is putting in place is digital learning which is believe to stimulate academic performance. 


The Association is currently engaging in number of projects citing the current issues affecting Jarra Region in The Gambia. These projects are being carried out by its respective departments within the Association. So far we have made consideration progress and we are en route to implement science and technology infrastructure in selected schools in Jarra.


This project is aimed at improving the health and well-being of the people of Jarra .





This project has three main components all with the view of improving the uptake of STEM subjects by children in the rural and most deprived areas of Gambia.


This is mainly to compliment the efforts of other services providers and organisations in the UK. The purpose is to support organisations and individuals overcome challenges and achieve their goals.


As a charitable institution, we constantly consider the long-term funding needs of the Organisation and how we can continue to fund important projects such as our Health and Educate Jarra Projects. Over the last two years, aside our fundraising event, we were very much reliant on goodwill from our members, businesses and individuals who supported the causes we were doing.


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