Get Involved

Whether you’re a Swansea student, business, non-profit or member of the public,
there’s a range of ways you can support Swansea Gambia Link

Medical Students at Swansea

Join the exchange

Second year medical students at Swansea University are given the opportunity to participate in a two week exchange programme with The University of The Gambia Medical School. The 12 Swansea Gambia Link committee members participate in the exchange along with 12 more students selected from Year Two. If you’d like to get involved, you can apply for the committee in your first year, or you can help out with fundraising, events and activities to earn yourself a place on the trip.

Other ways to get involved

Swansea Gambia Link run several fundraising events every year, from bake sales to winter balls. Keep an eye on our social media channels to see what we have planned. We also run an annual Auction of Promises, so why not volunteer yourself or simply come along and join in.

Educators and Healthcare Professionals

We are currently looking into ways to develop learning opportunities and research between Swansea and The Gambia. If you’re an educator, researcher or healthcare professional who would be interested in getting involved, please get in touch and email: swanseagambiasociety@gmail.com.

General Public

Auction of Promises

Swansea Gambia Link run several events each year and donations are always welcome. Our Auction of Promises is an annual event in which people donate their services, which will then be auctioned off. This includes anything from a weekend away in a holiday cottage to a class on Japanese knife sharpening. If you have anything you would like to donate, please get in touch via email: swanseagambiasociety@gmail.com.

Donate

Support Swansea Gambia Link and all we do by donating. The vast majority of our fundraising goes towards bringing the Gambian students over to the UK for their exchange programme. Please note, that due to COVID-19, we have had to cancel the Gambian’s visit this year. We continue with our fundraising in the hope that we can bring more Gambian students over in future programmes and we intend to divert some funds towards e-learning resources to supplement the education of the Gambian medical school. Please click here to make your donation.

Businesses, Non-Profits & Charities

Projects

Our regular trips to The Gambia, put us in a great position to be able to transport medical equipment and education resources to The Gambia. We currently work with Legs4Africa to transport recycled prosthetic limbs to those in need. If you think our trips could facilitate your work or research, please get in touch so we can explore your project.

Donations

Swansea Gambia Link is a small organisation committed to fundraising. It’s only through the generosity of others that we are able to bring The Gambian students to the UK, completing the cycle knowledge exchange. We welcome financial donations, or raffle prizes that can be used at our annual Auction of Promises. If you’d like to make a financial donation, please click here. For any other donation, please get in touch with us at swanseagambiasociety@gmail.com.

Corporate Social Responsibility

We are in the process of applying for official charitable status. We hope that this will allow us to connect with businesses and other organisations with corporate social responsibility.

Help us out!

Every little helps! Our fundraising gives medical students an amazing opportunity to learn from each other
and unfamiliar environments. This experience makes a real difference to everyone involved and
helps to improve healthcare in both Wales and The Gambia.