We are happy to announce that we have completed the first phase of our JOYE leadership academy project and now moving to phase 2.

To continue to make a difference in the lives of those we serve at JOYE, it is vital that we build this academy. With this in mind, we need your support to complete the second phase. The goal of this project is to build a state-of-the-art facility that will give access to quality education to the underprivileged children in The Gambia.

The JOYE Leadership Academy curriculum will not only focus on academic learning, but also on leadership and vocational training for our future leaders, which is desperately needed in the region and beyond.

We have molded the blocks required to build the first set of 6 classrooms. Our current focus is to raise funds for the foundation and finish the construction of the 6 classrooms. This will enable us to start enrolling students into the school for the purpose of learning, growth, and development.

The JOYE Leadership Academy will have classrooms for primary and secondary education, vocational and IT training center, recreational facilities, residence for students, staff and guests, and a center for leadership. Below is the project build out in six phases:

  • Phase 1 - Clearing the land and adding security fencing
  • Phase 2 - Building of classrooms for primary education, and admin building
  • Phase 3 - Building of residence for students, staff, and guests
  • Phase 4 - Building of classrooms for secondary education
  • Phase 5 - Building of vocational, IT and leadership center
  • Phase 6 - Building of recreational facilities

We have an estimate of $100,000.00 to complete phase 2. This is a major undertaking for a small organization like JOYE, but with the help of donors and supporters like you, we can translate this vision to a reality together. JOYE as an organization has relied on small donors over the past 11 years to achieve its programs objectives. Over 500 students, 2,500 families, and 35 communities have benefited as a result.

We are counting on your support to help us achieve the vision and goal of building and utilizing the JOYE Leadership Academy. This will improve the lives and education of JOYE students and giving them hope for a better future. No donation amount is too small. Brick-by-brick we can achieve this goal together. We thank you in advance for your support!