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Migration Information Center, Brikama

The Migration Information Center (MIC) is a partnership between IOM and the National Youth Council, aimed at providing accurate information on safe migration and local opportunities to youth and potential migrants. It also supports the referral of returnees for reintegration assistance.

Address : Brikama New Town, Brikama, West Coast Region, Kombo Central.
Contact : Phone: 00220-3087919 or 00220-2010406
Email: [email protected]
Horaires : Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

National Youth Council

The National Youth Council actively operates nationwide with over 125 registered national and community-based youth civil society organisations. They provide information and support to youth on development opportunities. It is open to all youth and provides information on local opportunities, including jobs and internships.

Address : Jawara Building, No. 4 Kanifing Industrial Area, West Field
Contact : Phone: 00220-9962763 or 00220-9966627
Email: [email protected]
Horaires : Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Website

American Corner, The Gambia

The American Corner is a dedicated information area that helps visitors learn about the true history of the United States, provides youth access to English language resources and information about pursuing education in the United States. It organizes a series of debates on democracy and elections and provides mentorship programs for girls.

Address: Kairaba Avenue, Comium Complex
Contact: (+220) 7155716 / 796 2789
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanCornerGambia/
Email: [email protected]
Hours of operation: Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm Friday - Saturday 10:00am - 7:00pm
Website: https://gm.usembassy.gov/education-culture/american-corners/

Department of Labour, Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment

The Department of Labour is a specialized department functioning under the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment. It is created to provide a coordinating role for employers, employees and their representatives in the employment and labour domains. The Department serves as an information hub for youth on employment services, provides counselling services for jobseekers and employers, registration and placement. It is also a key source of labour market information and labour migration opportunities.

Address: Fajara
Contact: (+220 ) 4497913 / 4494061 / 4498740
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministryoftrade24/posts/gambia-first-public-job-center-set-for-operationthe-department-of-labour-under-t/1436589133398745/
Email: [email protected] 
Hours of operation: Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm Friday 8:00am - 12:30pm
Website: https://dol.gm

Gambia Red Cross Society Bundung Branch (GRCS)

GRCS is a non-governmental organization composed of members and volunteers who engage in delivery of first aid, humanitarian relief work, information dissemination and referral of victims.

Address: Bundung
Contact: (+220 ) 3910015
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GambiaRedCross/posts/our-red-cross-branch-in-west-coast-region-in-collaboration-with-the-brikama-area/930168727482063/
Email: [email protected]
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Website: http://www.redcross.gm/

Kanifing Municipality Youth Committee (KMYC)

Kanifing Municipal Youth Committee (KMYC) is established under the National Youth Council Act 2000. The Committee is mandated to coordinate, control, plan and support all youth related activities. It coordinates the activities of youth organisations registered with the National Youth Council (NYC) and/or KMYC in the municipality. It also does activities like community outreaches using different media and coordinates youth programs in the region. It provides information on internships, training, and other opportunities available to youth.

Address: Kanifing
Contact: (+220) 367 5602 / 2947497 / 3174082 / 7714652 / 3030784 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community-Organization/Kanifing-Municipality-Youths-Committee-KMYC-105319537956947/
Email: [email protected]
Hours of operation: Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm 

National Youth Parliament

The National Youth Parliament (NYP) is a representative advocacy network of young people across the Gambia. NYP works to develop the capacity of young people in order to enable them to contribute to national development through effective leadership and advocacy. NYP works through regional and local representatives to reach many people and provide information on local opportunities.

Address: NYC Building, West Field
Contact: (+220) 3969198
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NYPGambia/
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Website: https://nyc.gm/our_members/national-youth-parliament/

National Accreditation & Quality Assurance Authority (NAQAA) 

NAQAA is the national institution that regulates, supervises and monitors all public and private skills training providers and non-degree and degree-awarding higher education institutions. It sets the eligibility criteria for the establishment of tertiary and higher education institutions. NAQAA can be a good source of information for youth interested to know which institutions offers courses that are accredited. It provides information on educational pathways to enhance the credit transfer system and determines the validity and equivalence of certificates, diplomas and other qualifications awarded by institutions within and outside The Gambia.

Address: Kanifing Institutional Layout
Contact: (+220) 4370518 / 74371719
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Company/National-Accreditation-and-Quality-Assurance-Authority-NAQAA-1467316780047095/
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]
Hours of operation: Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm Friday 8:00am - 12:30pm
Website: www.naqaa.gm 

Lower River Region Migration Information Centre (LRR-MIC)

The Migration Information Center, established by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the National Youth Council (NYC), raises awareness on safe migration and provides information to youth and potential migrants through various activities. It also identifies returnee migrants eligible for reintegration assistance with IOM and provides advice on opportunities within the region and beyond. The center is open to all young people. It also trains youth on migration terminologies, and sensitise them on opportunities available for them in the region.

Address: Pakalinding Youth Centre
Contact: (+220) 3874202 / 3190554
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/357252288895008/
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm

Bansang Youth Center

Bansang Youth Center is a non-profit, youth development organization. It is dedicated to youth development through emphasis on childhood education, leadership skills, community awareness and physical fitness. The centre has a conference hall, meeting place, outdoor basketball court, rooms for rent and a stage including a light system. It also runs a computer lab equipped with high-speed internet and Wi-Fi. It is an information hub for youth in the area.

Address: Bansang
Contact: (+220) 3808001 / 3223996 / 2832468
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bansangyouthcenter/
Email: [email protected]
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Janjanbureh Youth Center

Janjanbureh Youth Center is a community center dedicated to youth development. It serves as a development and information hub for youth especially in the areas of civic education, physical activities and opportunities for young people. The centre also has a tourism promotion centre and conducts trainings in community-based tourism. It also has a hall and rooms for rent, as well as a resource centre.

Address: Janjanbureh
Contact: (+220) 7997198 / 2222446
Email: [email protected]
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Website: https://www.voicegambia.com/2019/01/17/jac-hand-over-youth-center-to-youth/

Gambia Returnees from Backway (GRB)

Gambia Returnees from Backway (GRB) works with national and international organizations to ensure the timely and effective reintegration of returned migrants. It sensitizes youth and potential migrants on the risks involved in the backway journey and alternatives to it. It also engages in horticulture and poultry farming to promote sustainable livelihoods.

Address: Berending
Contact: (+220) 3450901 / 3638152 / 7059399
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BackwayReturnees/
Email: [email protected]
Hours of operation: Monday - Saturday 8:30am - 6:00pm

Migration Information Center, North Bank Region (MICNBR)

The Migration Information Center (MIC), established by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the National Youth Council (NYC), raises awareness of safe migration and provides information to youth and potential migrants through various activities. It also identifies returnee migrants eligible for reintegration assistance with the IOM and provides advice on opportunities within the region and beyond. The MIC is open to all young people.

Address: Barra
Contact: (+220) 3528911 / 7986392 
Email: [email protected]
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm

North Bank Regional Youth Committee (NBRYC)

The North Bank Regional Youth Committee is established to be in charge of youth affairs in the region. It is an initiative of the Ministry of Youth and Sports to enhance youth development and participation in national development. It conducts community outreach activities and is a vital source of information for young people.

Address: Kerewan
Contact: (+220) 3338992
Email: [email protected]
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Useful URL: https://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/article/nbr-regional-youth-committee-elects-new-executive

Basse Youth Centre (BYC)

The Basse Youth Centre is provided by the Basse Area Council to young people within the region as a means of generating funds and an information centre on youth programs. Young people use and manage the facility for their own wellbeing.

Address: Basse Mansajang 
Contact: (+220) 7867248 / 3509783
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BASSEASC/
Email: [email protected]
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Migration Information Center, Basse

The Migration Information Center (MIC), established by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the National Youth Council (NYC), raises awareness of safe migration and provides information to youth and potential migrants through various activities. It also identifies returnee migrants eligible for reintegration assistance with IOM and advises on opportunities within the region and beyond. The MIC is open to all young people.

Address: Basse Youth Centre
Contact: (+220) 3864131
Email: [email protected]
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Upper River Regional Youth Committee

The Upper River Regional Youth Committee oversees youth affairs in the region. It is an initiative of the Ministry of Youth and Sports for youth development and participation in national development at the regional level. It conducts community outreach using different media and coordinates youth programs in the region.

Address: Basse Santa Su 
Contact: (+220) 2899184 / 7867248 / 7520313
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Upper-River-Regional-Youth-Committee-903899196664444/
Email: [email protected] 
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm

Well-being : Mental health and psychosocial support

Soma Major Health Center

Services: Outpatient services including psychiatric consultation, prescription, and supply of medication, referral, and point of admission to inpatient psychiatric facility, psychoeducation
Type of Activity: Pharmaceutical interventions, family mediation, psychosocial counseling
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free. However, if medications are not available, the patient will need to pay.

Contact: Alieu Sowe (+220 688 2367) 

Essau Major Health Center

Services: Outpatient services including psychiatric consultation, prescription, and supply of medication, referral and point of admission to inpatient psychiatric facility, psychoeducation

Type of Activity:
- Pharmaceutical interventions
- Family mediation
- Psychosocial counseling
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free. However, if medications are not available, the patient will need to pay.

Contact: Mamudou Jassey (+44 7961753242 / +44 7519752720)

Farrafeni Major Health Center

Services: Outpatient services including psychiatric consultation, prescription, and supply of medication, referral and point of admission to inpatient psychiatric facility, psychoeducation

Type of Activity:
- Pharmaceutical interventions
- Family mediation
- Psychosocial counseling
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free. However, if medications are not available, the patient will need to pay.

Contact: Foday Jallow (+220 387 6989) 

Wayas Counselling Services

Services: Counselling and psychotherapy

Type of Activity: Individual counseling
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free. However, if medications are not available, the patient will need to pay.

Basse Major Health Center

Services: Outpatient services including psychiatric consultation, prescription, and supply of medication, referral, and point of admission to inpatient psychiatric facility, psychoeducation

Type of Activity:
- Pharmaceutical interventions
- Family mediation
- Psychosocial counseling
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free. However, if medications are not available, the patient will need to pay.

Contact: Bakary Camara (+220 355 0877)

Edward Francis Said Teaching Hospital (Poly Clinic), Ministry of Health - Banjul 

Services: Outpatient services including psychiatric consultation, prescription, and supply of medication, referral, and point of admission to inpatient psychiatric facility, psychoeducation

Type of Activity:
- Pharmaceutical interventions
- Family mediation
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free. However, if medications are not available, the patient will need to pay.


Kanifing General Hospital, Ministry of Health

Services: Outpatient services including psychiatric consultation, prescription, and supply of medication, referral, and point of admission to inpatient psychiatric facility, psychoeducation

Type of Activity:
- Pharmaceutical interventions
- Family mediation
- Psychosocial counseling
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free. However, if medications are not available, the patient will need to pay

Contact: Amadou D. Jallow (+220 233 0168)


Tanka Tanka Psychiatric Facility - Salaji

Services: Inpatient services including admission, medication, follow-up

Type of Activity:
- Pharmaceutical interventions
- Occupational therapy
- Family mediation
- Admission, discharge, and community follow-up
- Psychosocial counseling
Target audience: Open to the public (adults only)

Good to know: Services are free. However, if medications are not available, the patient will need to pay

Contact: Omar Bojang (+220 276 5701 / +220 521 2546)


Fajikunda Major Health Center

Services: Outpatient services including psychiatric consultation, prescription, and supply of medication, referral and point of admission to inpatient psychiatric facility, psychoeducation, psychosocial counseling

Type of Activity:
- Pharmaceutical interventions
- Family mediation
- Psychosocial counseling
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free. However, if medications are not available, the patient will need to pay.

Contact: Lamarana Bah (+220 321 0439) 


Brikama Major Health Center

Services: Outpatient services including psychiatric consultation, prescription, and supply of medication, referral and point of admission to inpatient psychiatric facility, psychoeducation, psychosocial counseling

Type of Activity:
- Pharmaceutical interventions
- Family mediation
- Psychosocial counseling
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free. However, if medications are not available, the patient will need to pay

Contact: Mustapha Minteh (+220 344 7601)


Mobee - Brufut

ServicesOccupational therapy, community follow-up, relapse prevention

Type of Activity:
- Occupational therapy
- Community follow-up
Target audience: Open to patients admitted to/discharged from the Tanka-Tanka Psychiatric Facility

Good to know: Services are free.

Contact: Haddiatou Cham / Lamin Gibba ( [email protected] / +220 713 3337)


Supportive Activist Foundation - Brusubi

Services: Mental health awareness, psychodrama, home visit, psychological first aid (PFA) services

Type of Activity:
- Psychological first aid (PFA)
- Awareness-raising
- Community follow-up
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free.

Contact: Solomon Correa (+220 303 9000)


Peace of Mind - Brufut

Services: Counselling, psychotherapy, suicide prevention therapy

Type of Activity: Individual counseling
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free.

Contact: Sylvia Jawneh ([email protected] / +220 397 9615)
Website: www.peaceofmindgambia.org

Soma Major Health Center

Services: Outpatient services including psychiatric consultation, prescription, and supply of medication, referral, and point of admission to inpatient psychiatric facility, psychoeducation
Type of Activity: Pharmaceutical interventions, family mediation, psychosocial counseling
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free. However, if medications are not available, the patient will need to pay.

Contact: Alieu Sowe (+220 688 2367) 

Essau Major Health Center

Services: Outpatient services including psychiatric consultation, prescription, and supply of medication, referral and point of admission to inpatient psychiatric facility, psychoeducation

Type of Activity:
- Pharmaceutical interventions
- Family mediation
- Psychosocial counseling
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free. However, if medications are not available, the patient will need to pay.

Contact: Mamudou Jassey (+44 7961753242 / +44 7519752720)

Farrafeni Major Health Center

Services: Outpatient services including psychiatric consultation, prescription, and supply of medication, referral and point of admission to inpatient psychiatric facility, psychoeducation

Type of Activity:
- Pharmaceutical interventions
- Family mediation
- Psychosocial counseling
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free. However, if medications are not available, the patient will need to pay.

Contact: Foday Jallow (+220 387 6989) 

Wayas Counselling Services

Services: Counselling and psychotherapy

Type of Activity: Individual counseling
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free. However, if medications are not available, the patient will need to pay.

Basse Major Health Center

Services: Outpatient services including psychiatric consultation, prescription, and supply of medication, referral, and point of admission to inpatient psychiatric facility, psychoeducation

Type of Activity:
- Pharmaceutical interventions
- Family mediation
- Psychosocial counseling
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free. However, if medications are not available, the patient will need to pay.

Contact: Bakary Camara (+220 355 0877)

Edward Francis Said Teaching Hospital (Poly Clinic), Ministry of Health - Banjul 

Services: Outpatient services including psychiatric consultation, prescription, and supply of medication, referral, and point of admission to inpatient psychiatric facility, psychoeducation

Type of Activity:
- Pharmaceutical interventions
- Family mediation
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free. However, if medications are not available, the patient will need to pay.

Kanifing General Hospital, Ministry of Health

Services: Outpatient services including psychiatric consultation, prescription, and supply of medication, referral, and point of admission to inpatient psychiatric facility, psychoeducation

Type of Activity:
- Pharmaceutical interventions
- Family mediation
- Psychosocial counseling
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free. However, if medications are not available, the patient will need to pay

Contact: Amadou D. Jallow (+220 233 0168)

Tanka Tanka Psychiatric Facility - Salaji

Services: Inpatient services including admission, medication, follow-up

Type of Activity:
- Pharmaceutical interventions
- Occupational therapy
- Family mediation
- Admission, discharge, and community follow-up
- Psychosocial counseling
Target audience: Open to the public (adults only)

Good to know: Services are free. However, if medications are not available, the patient will need to pay

Contact: Omar Bojang (+220 276 5701 / +220 521 2546)

Fajikunda Major Health Center

Services: Outpatient services including psychiatric consultation, prescription, and supply of medication, referral and point of admission to inpatient psychiatric facility, psychoeducation, psychosocial counseling

Type of Activity:
- Pharmaceutical interventions
- Family mediation
- Psychosocial counseling
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free. However, if medications are not available, the patient will need to pay.

Contact: Lamarana Bah (+220 321 0439) 

Brikama Major Health Center

Services: Outpatient services including psychiatric consultation, prescription, and supply of medication, referral and point of admission to inpatient psychiatric facility, psychoeducation, psychosocial counseling

Type of Activity:
- Pharmaceutical interventions
- Family mediation
- Psychosocial counseling
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free. However, if medications are not available, the patient will need to pay

Contact: Mustapha Minteh (+220 344 7601)

Mobee - Brufut

ServicesOccupational therapy, community follow-up, relapse prevention

Type of Activity:
- Occupational therapy
- Community follow-up
Target audience: Open to patients admitted to/discharged from the Tanka-Tanka Psychiatric Facility

Good to know: Services are free.

Contact: Haddiatou Cham / Lamin Gibba ( [email protected] / +220 713 3337)

Supportive Activist Foundation - Brusubi

Services: Mental health awareness, psychodrama, home visit, psychological first aid (PFA) services

Type of Activity:
- Psychological first aid (PFA)
- Awareness-raising
- Community follow-up
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free.

Contact: Solomon Correa (+220 303 9000)

Peace of Mind - Brufut

Services: Counselling, psychotherapy, suicide prevention therapy

Type of Activity: Individual counseling
Target audience: Open to the public

Good to know: Services are free.

Contact: Sylvia Jawneh ([email protected] / +220 397 9615)
Website: www.peaceofmindgambia.org

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