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.  ...

Become a Friend

Support us now as a friend Joining MBG as a friend couldn't be easier. Use the drop down to select which level of payment you would like to make, then click on the 'Become a Friend' button, which ...

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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Covid-19 response - Gunjur Development Association

In addition to our main appeal MBG has also donated £1,000 to support the Gunjur Development Association.  The GDA is a community organisation in Gunjur representing the younger generation of the community who are working to better the town.  

Diaspora General Secretary Musa Toruray sent this update:

On behalf of the entire Gunjur Develpment Association executive committee and the entire community of Gunjur we write to thank you for your donation of £1000 to our organisations covid response. With the funds you donated we were able to purchase 50 sacks of 50kilo rice and contribute to the Gunjur Covid appea [gunjuronline.com] to those in need in Gunjur. Your donation came at a very timely need as many people are without work and difficult times are upon us all. 

There is also a video update from the GDA.