The Gambia Interpreter Project

From the lovely Darren Townsend-Handscomb:

Supporting Deaf Gambians to access family, education and employment by training and paying salaries of Gambian Sign Language (GSL) Interpreters. Four interpreters isn't enough, so we're raising £26,000 to train more. 

The Gambia Interpreter Project

This project combines financial support (travel and salaries) with practical support (providing interpreter training, laptops and video cameras), working with interpreters to develop strategies to grow, professionalise and sustain interpreting services. We’re raising additional funds to grow the number of interpreters. We aim to:
    •    Support the GSL teachers to develop their GSL resources, curricula and assessment.
    •    Select people with potential to become interpreters.
    •    Provide them with four weeks GSL training.
    •    Three weeks Introduction to Interpreting training.
    •    Six weeks opportunity to shadow the existing interpreters.
    •    Two weeks practical interpreter training and assessment.

The project will then pay the salaries of the trainee interpreters for a specified period or until they gain employment, as well as provide previously mentioned necessary equipment. 

Please click the ‘Donate now’ button to see what your donation will provide. Any amount, big or small, helps. Thank you. 

The Gambia Deaf Children Support Project process our donations. They have charitable status for tax purposes and are registered for Gift Aid (Ref: XT21686)


Jim Cromwell