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Assistance after returning

Scholarship for vocational training

Would you like further training? Are you interested in the following sectors?

  • Mechanics
  • Construction
  • Sanitary facilities
  • Welding
  • Electrical installation

Then technical vocational education and training (TVET) can help you.

You can even apply if you've already taken a training course at a vocational training centre.

A scholarship is available to assist you to take part in TVET in The Gambia. The scholarship also enables you to buy tools to help with starting your own business.

These scholarships are offered by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Gambian-German Advisory Centre for Jobs, Training and Reintegration (GGAC).

You are welcome to contact the GGAC vor Ort, per Telefon oder online.

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Accommodation, meals and medical support

Have you returned to Gambia and are you looking for accommodation?

The Gambian-German Advisory Centre for Jobs, Training and Reintegration (GGAC) and the Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) can offer you free accommodation. 

You can stay for up to 3 days
•    and will be given something to eat, drink and a place to sleep.
•    A doctor can examine you and provide medical care, if required. 

First contact the GGAC and speak to one of the advisers. The GGAC can refer you on to the GRCS depending on your needs. 

You are welcome to contact the GGAC on site, by phone or online for further information.

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Reintegration Assistance

Are you looking for a job or thinking of changing jobs?  
Then you are welcome to contact the Gambian-German Advisory Centre for Jobs, Training and Reintegration (GGAC)

The GGAC can help you to find a job. It can refer you to employers and advise you on job changes and advanced training.

Would you like to start your own business?  
The GGAC is also happy to give advice about starting a business. 

For more information, please contact the GGAC locally, by phone or online.

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Help with the first steps

The "European Return and Reintegration Network" (ERRIN) makes it easier for returnees to make a new start in their native country. 15 European states have joined forces for this. "Caritas International Belgium" is implementing the programme in Gambia.

ERRIN offers returnees from Europe assistance in various areas. For example: 

  • Legal  questions
  • Medical care
  • Long term accommodation
  • Education and language training
  • Job hunting
  • Business start-ups
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Helping returnees to make a fresh start

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) offers support to migrants around the world. In the Gambia, IOM works with the Gambian Government. IOM also works with local organisations.

Have you returned to the Gambia wanting to make a fresh start? Would you like help with this? Then please call on the phone or message IOM on Facebook.


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Opportunities for returnees

The Gambia National Youth Council (NYC) coordinates a range of programmes for young people. Since 2017, NYC has also been working with the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) to support men and women who have returned to the Gambia.

It helps people seeking for example:

  • new opportunities
  • a job
  • training.

NYC has youth centres in:

  • Bansang
  • Pakalinding
  • Basse.

NYC’s services are free of charge. You can find more information on NYC’s projects on the website. If you need help, you can call NYC on the phone or send an email.

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