Sponsor program

Swimming lessons in Gambia

Please Donate for the Irmakunda Swimming Academy!


On the 22nd of October 2018 the first swimming lessons in Gambia in this new Sponsor Program started for children brought by the Irmakunda Fund Gambia.
The group exists of 15 children, age 6 to 15, and each will have the opportunity to follow the full program until they are qualified to swim safely.The duration of the swimming lessons in Gambia will depend on their adaptation and ability and is different for every individual.

The swimming lessons in Gambia are organized by a professional swimmer.

The instructor Abdel Kadere, also a professional swimmer, will teach and judge them and decide when they are ready for the final swimming test during a ceremony after which they will receive their certificate.When a child leaves the class because the swimming lessons are completed, another child on the waiting list will be entered to follow the program and learn to swim.The class of 15 children will be continuous this way.

The swimming lessons prevent drowning accidents.

Due to the Corona period there were no lessons from the beginning of 2020 until September 2021 but before that 11 children learned to swim and left the program to give chance to more children.We aim to reach a lot of children this way and prevent the now frequent drowning accidents in the sea.

Support the swimming lessons in Gambia!

Other organisations or individual supporters that are interested in donating for the swimming lessons of the children are very welcome to register in the  Sponsor Program of the Irmakunda Swimming Academy.
The price per child for 8 hours lessons is D1500. (Approximately €25 depending on the current rate) https://www.geef.nl/nl/doel/irmakunda-fonds-gambia/over-ons or

Bank account no. NL44 INGB 0517 0181 52

T.n.v. P. Sawaneh-van Roijen

o.v.v. Irmakunda Fund Gambia / Swimming Academy

There is a large group of children that otherwise will never have a chance to swim, something we find very important in more developed countries, so let’s try to continue this together!
Thank you!

email : stichting.irmakunda@xs4all.nl

mobile : Abdel Kadere for direct information 220-7997710