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The Marlborough Brandt Group (MBG) is one of the oldest community links in the world.  Set up in 1981, we connect the people of Marlborough and the surrounding area with the people of Gunjur ...

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Experience the REAL Gambia

WGEC runs an annual teachers' study visits to Gunjur, The Gambia and literally hundreds of teachers from Wiltshire and beyond have benefitted personally and professionally from the experience of ...


Vision: To support TARUD to alleviate poverty and hardship faced by the community of Gunjur In 1990 MBG started several development projects in Gunjur and the surrounding area based around health ...

Setting up School Links

Linking schools in Wiltshire (and beyond) with schools in the Gambia is at the heart of what we do at WGEC. For any school that has been involved at any level with school linking, whether with a ...

Small Business Development

In common with many international development agencies the focus of MBG and TARUD's work in Gunjur has focussed on women's development. We have been involved in a women's literacy and numeracy ...

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2018 MBG Summer Trip

Students from St. John's Marlborough arrived in Gunjur on the 17th July for a three week stay as the 16th MBG Summer Group. 

View their video on YouTube here.

Interested in going? Find out more

The group lived in the Gunjur Multipurpose Community Centre in the middle of the village. This is the old MBG pre-school building. 

Their project was to build a new fence around the old Marlborough Garden, a 200mx150m area of land that has become overgrown with mango trees.  The group will reference the area to protect it from animals so that the village can then begin to clear the land for use.  The site will hold 200 allotments to allow women to grow food for their families and to sell.

Congratulations to the group on a fantastic trip.

View the group's presentation here.

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