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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 St. James's place trips

Two groups from St. James's Place travelled to Gunjur in November to follow up on the work by the 2018 Summer Group.

Each group of 10 people, with two Venture Force leaders, spent a week living in Gunjur building a store and crop preparation unit at the revitalised Marlborough Garden.

The group also spent two days living with a local Gunjurian family spread out around the village.  Participants were aged 20 to 65 but all were active on the project working in 33 degrees heat.

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