About Us

The Marlborough Brandt Group (MBG) one of the oldest community links in the world.  We connect the people of Marlborough and the surrounding area with the people of Gunjur in The Gambia.  ...

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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 ...

Projects

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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2019 St. James's place trips

Three groups from St. James's Place travelled to Gunjur in November to work with WasteAid on a DiFD funded project on plastic recycling.

Each group of 10 people, with two Venture Force leaders, spent a week living in Gunjur building a new office/changing rooms and factory site in the south-eastern part of Gunjur on the Sefo road. The light industry is piloting an appropriate technology to melt waste plastic and turn it into durable floor and ceiling tiles.  WasteAid is in the second year of the two year project to test the technology in the hope of taking it across Africa.  The project is lead on the ground by Babucarr E Camara.

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 unusually hot 35 degrees heat.

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