Our Story

Her Excellency, the First Lady of The Republic of The Gambia, Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow founded FaBB Foundation on May 1st 2017. The foundation was set shortly after the inauguration of her husband His Excellency Adama Barrow, President of The Republic of The Gambia.

Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow always had the dream to extend her reach and compliment development efforts in reducing extreme poverty, assisting marginalized rural women, girls and vulnerable children in The Gambia. When she became the first Lady of The Gambia she knew she finally had the platform to further her cause to help in a greater way all the disadvantaged groups she had faced as an ordinary citizen. She therefore set up FaBB with the zeal to collaborate with nonprofit organizations, institutions and donors to leverage financial resources and knowledge in pursuit of its Mission.

The Foundation plans to collaborate with stakeholders and donors to leverage financial resources and knowledge in pursuit of its Mission and bring support to many. It is in the heart of the First Lady to move people with a new hope and enable a new form of assistance to vulnerable groups in The Gambia.

This Foundation is a non-political organisation and as such shall not entertain any matter, which is political in character.

Main Objectives

  • To provide financial & logistical support and investment for the promotion of the health sector and

    well-being (including mental health and disability) of women and children in deserving cases.

  • To provide support for orphans and widows, through the establishment of Orphanages and

    Women shelters.

  • To provide financial support for the Youth Empowerment, Educational & Social Development

    programs and activities.

  • To support women in various activities related to their welfare and to provide an open forum for

    the discussion of pertinent issues, affecting women and the ordinary Gambia.

  • To empower women (in particular widows) and youths through rehabilitation, and Skill Training,

    contributing to social entrepreneurship development in The Gambia.

  • To establish networks and linkages with relevant organisations and groups for the advancement

    of women and children.

  • To promote awareness of child and women health issues such as cancer, infertility and harmful

    traditional practices.

  • To support the ongoing work of agencies/organisations that foster social and economic equality at

    a local level.

What We Do

The Foundation will focus its programs and activities in the following areas

Health

provide investment and logistical support for the promotion of the health and well-being especially relating to Women, Child Health Issues & Mental Health

Women Affairs

To support women in various activities related to their welfare and in that regard to provide an open forum for the discussion of pertinent issues, affecting women and the ordinary Gambia.

Orphans and Widows Support

provide support for orphans and widows, through the establishment and funding of Orphanages and Women shelters.

Youth Empowerment

To contribute to the development and rehabilitation of Gambian Youths through the establishment of vocational and skills training centers, contributing to social entrepreneurship development in The Gambia.

Education

maintain durable and strong relationships with the education communities and support educational projects that enable people to develop awareness and understanding of the issues and work toward positive action.

Financial Support

To fund and divert funds for the youth Empowerment and educational projects, Social Development programmes and activities.

Person with disability

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