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Africa - General Maintenance and gardening in Gambia

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Trip #2383

  • Mission Trip Agency

    WEC International

    Offering agency

  • Mission Trip Location

    Gambia, Western Africa

  • Mission Trip Dates

    Customizable: Jan, Jun or Aug 2020

    Lasts between 6 months to 1 year

  • Mission Trip Ministry


  • Mission Trip Cost

    *see notes below or inquire for details

GENERAL MAINTENANCE AND GARDENING Locations: Chamen, Jarrol, Bwiam, Sibanor. Anyone with skills and willingness to help keep up the medical and outreach centers would be welcome.

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

Locations: Chamen, Jarrol, Bwiam, Sibanor

BWIAM: WEC has a rural development farm in Bwiam, planting fruit trees like Mango, Cashew, Guava and other tropical trees useful for economic development.
Our aim is to provide a source of income for local schools by supplying them with young trees and the expertise to run their own commercial orchard.
The project acts as both a demonstration farm and a source of young trees for planting to give people both the inspiration and the resource to get started. Instruction is given in soil improvement and care of trees.
Many local people visit the farm giving contact with many different villages and communities.
Bwiam is a large student town with about 3000 people. The farm also has a centre where students and youth frequently meet for fellowship and have access to videos, tapes and literature.

CHAMEN, JARROL, SIBANOR: WEC is involved in medical projects at 5 locations around the country. Our main clinic is located in Sibanor with smaller clinics in Jarrol and Nemakunku. Patients who are too ill to go back to their villages can use the in-patient facilities which are available at the Sibanor clinic. In Brikama a team is working on a project for care in the home as well as supporting the government health centre, and in Chamen two of our nurses are working in a community health project.

Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements

Participant Age

College, Adult, and Seniors

Eligible to Go

Individuals and Married Couples


Skills necessary to do the job.


Mission Trip Offered By WEC International

WEC International

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WEC International is an international (members from 55+ nationalities), interdenominational mission agency. WEC is one of the ten largest church planting mission agencies in the world. WEC endeavours to bring the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the remaining unevangelized peoples with the utmost urgency. WECers plant churches in many countries around the world with locations in Africa, Asia, North Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and South Pacific. To find out more about WEC International in the USA visit WEC USA has 3 short term programs: Discovery (individuals or teams that go out up to 3 months; WEC Trek (individuals that go from 3 months - 12 months) and WEC Core (individuals that go for 2 years). If you are looking to apply from another country please check for the sending base in your country.

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Mission Trip Details

Location Information

Western Africa


Start date
Customizable: Jan, Jun or Aug 2020
6 months to 1 year

Demographics of People Being Ministered To

People Group(s)


Funds needed
*see notes below or inquire for details
Costs of WEC Trek trips are not fixed due to the flexibility we offer. Costs will depend on where you want to go, how long you want to stay and airfare costs.

Training and Debriefing

Pre-field Training
Post-field Debrief
Pre-Field Training through activities and reading guided by a pre-field manual followed by a 1 week orientation training at the WEC HQ near Philadelphia, PA. Debriefing for 3 days immediately on return of the trip at the WEC HQ.

Application Information

How to apply
Send an inquiry for details on the application process for this mission trip.

Other Information

More information about WEC Trek, the short-term ministry of WEC International,can be found on our web page Click on the Trek program closest to your location. Other opportunities in the 10/40 window, not listed here, are also available on our web page.