“I’ve been out to the Gambia and school twice and I’ve really enjoyed my visits. In the UK I’m a personal trainer and I was able to spend my time with the children and teachers doing sporting activities. Despite the heat, we even managed our own mini Olympics. It was great to see everyone so active and enjoying themselves. I would recommend a visit.”
”This has been a lifetime dream of mine and was everything I expected. I was honoured to be a part of their 10-year celebrations. The children worked so hard and enjoyed every minute. I hope to go back for a visit in the future. Thank you to all the staff and everyone involved in COGS.”
“We wanted to help the class look more interesting and exciting for the children to learn in. It was fantastic to see that after everyone’s hard work, the children had a colourful and exciting place to learn in. We knew that if we modelled the classroom with mobiles, friezes and laminated pictures, the teachers would be able to copy the model throughout the other classrooms.”
We are a small UK based grass roots charity and we thrive on volunteers. We would love to have your help in a number of different ways.
We are always on the lookout for:
- Events Coordinator;
- Copy writers;
- Graphic designers;
- Marketing/Social Media Officers;
- Photographers/Film makers;
If you might like to join the team, drop COGS an email.
Trustee - Hours: Min of 3 hrs a month
Duration: One Year or more
Pro Bono Projects – Hours & Duration: Varied and Project-based
Volunteer Positions: - Hours: Ad hoc
REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS
A resume and covering letter, 2 references.
Passion for developing young people and an interest in global health.
High level of professionalism and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently and in small teams.
Maintain a professional and positive image.