The corner stone of today’s FVH were laid in 1997 by Christoph Umbricht while he was working in The Gambia, and where he commenced the construction of the fist school building in Kunkujang Keitaya. In August 1998, FVH was officially entered in the commercial register of Switzerland as a non-profi organisation. Since April 2013, FVH has also been registered in The Gambia as a charitable organisation and it has been officially represented in The Gambia with its country office since 2014. Since its founding, CHF 1 million has been invested in sustainable projects in The Gambia.
Förderverein Humanitas FVH is an association with more than 100 members trusting in the organization and supporting its projects in The Gambia – everything the association does, it does it in the name of its dear members. The activities of the association are charitable and not for profit.
Our mission: «The Future starts with Education»
The only sustainable help for developping countries is education. That is why our association’s strongest beliefe is that we have to educate children and youth for a better future. This includes anything from traditional schooling like reading and maths, more practical areas like farming, hygiene and nutrition or newer topics like the prevention of our ecological system.
Förderverein Humanitas is supportet financially and ideally by its more than 120 members and many friends and partners. In The Gambia a network of employees, supporters and voluntary experts from different areas helps the association to roll out its projects as cost-effective and sustainable as possible. The responsibility for all projects is carried out by the association’s five board members. All operations on the ground in The Gambia are carried out by Binta Jobe who acts as our dear Country Manager to The Gambia.
The operational work is supported by the following friends, companies and partners:
- Gambia Tours Ltd, www.gambiatours.gm
- Koller Treuhand AG, www.koller-treuhand.ch
- Metzger Rottman Bürge Partner AG, www.mrbp.ch
- Physiotherapie Kreuzplatz, www.physiokreuzplatz.ch
- Druckerei Kyburz AG, Flyer and Business Cards, www.kyburzdruck.ch
- PlotFactory AG, www.plotfactory.ch
- Hostpoint AG, Webhosting Provider, www.hostpoint.ch
Only thanks to the great collaboration with and support from these companies it’s possible to reduce all administrative or over-head costs to a minimum so that up to 96% of all donations are effectively invested into the projects in The Gambia.