Songdeh Football Academy

Serrekunda, Gambia, Africa
Songdehs Football Academy is a registered football charitable organization established in 2014. Our mandate is to support street children, marginalized groups by giving them a good quality of life through the power of football play and education.

Volunteering Activities

Social Work
Women Empowerment

What We Need

To perform fundraising activities, uploading work implemented programs on site, improving administrative work, educating children and youth on sport for peace programs, organizing sport clinics, events etc.


When & Who

We are open from Jan - Dec but during summer from April - October is considered to be very busy and interesting. We have unlimited social activities going on for the youth footballers to participate in peaceful tournament organized in slums. This is probably the busiest time on schedule.
Nope, we don't require a minimum duration
Individuals, Family with Kids, Groups, Retirees

What we Provide

Types: Homestay

Meals are provided 3 times a day and is a good balance diet.

Types: Variety, Vegetarian

All meals will be prepared according to the precise needs of our volunteers to satisfy their taste.

Hot Water
First Aid
Local SIM Card
Laundry Service
Hospital Transport
Purified Drinking Water

It is allocated once every week amount is $10.

Our Fees

$40 daily
$60 One-time

The daily charges of $40 dollars for an individual will cover 3 meals a day and weekly allowances.

The $60 is for reservation fee.

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More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Pick Up/Drop Off

We offer tours services in collaboration with our tour operators. All charges are fixed by the tour operator. Our volunteers will experience and visit cultural places and bird watching site, beaches etc. Of course, the prices will be fairly negotiated on your behalf and you will be accompanied with experience trained personnel that speaks foreign languages (Spanish, English etc) and also entertain you with our local dialects and proverbs. Volunteers are advice to have a sufficient budget to accommodate such programs.

Contact Person

Mr Paul Joof
Kanifing Housing Estate Block C 73, Serrekunda The Gambia, Serrekunda, Gambia.

Other Ways to support us

Teaching in a basic elementary nursery schools

The learning experience is as follows;

1. Develop teaching skills.
2. Learning how to manage a classroom full of 20 students above 7 years.
3. Learn how to prepare nursery school curriculum activities.
4. Understand the background of young kids and talents.
5. Inculcate the understanding of cultural diversity and way of life of young children


4 Used Laptop
2 Used projectors
3 Used HD Cameras
2 Copiers and Printers (HP type)
10 Desks & Chairs
2 Scanners

15 desktop flat screen computers

100 Educational materials.
100 T-shirts and hats
100 Used pair of shoes
100 Used of school bags
4 Used android/smart phones
100 Desks & Chairs

35 Football boots
50 Balls
30 Training beeps
20 Set of jerseys
50 Basketball kit

Our wishlist is designed to help us received materials donations in form of kind to improve the local settings and offices resources of our partners as well as the academy and training equipment/ training kit.

And more also to improved the IT Center/department to encourage learning IT education and skills development of the youths/ beneficiaries.

Additional Info about Us

5 to 10 people

They ensure the following activities are done throughout the calendar program except for holidays:

1. Manage the youth programs.

2. Support weekly football training exercise.

3. Develop social inclusion programs for peace building.

4. Develop life-skills training on coaching, leadership, IT skills training etc.

5. Develop join youth outreach in slums/regions with partners.

6. They also conduct and train our networking nursery schools on the importance of physical education.


For individual volunteers we provide home stay accommodation but for family and kids we actually find a guest house for their convenience. Visa applications will be the responsibility of the volunteer to ensure that he/she attains his/her's visa on time. Volunteers must be very healthy, and covered with medical health/traveler's insurance before coming. We provide the visa letter in advance once we acknowledge receipt of the payments and filling in the Volunteer Agreement Document and Signing of the document among other procedures that needs to be attend to before volunteers departure. There will be a pick up vehicle at the Banjul Airport for free.

Volunteering is quite busier during summer (Apr - Sept) and also during Dec - Jan. Seasonally, we observed more youth events and cultural festivities around these calendar period. The cultural activities comprises of "HUNTING" and Masquerades communal competitions to raised funds. Volunteers are given the opportunity to participate in the following areas: logistics, administration, marketing and designing of materials on masquerades and T-shirts among other things.

Songdehs Football Academy is basically a youth focus and social development academy. We endeavor to use the power of sport and development and education to rehabilitate the lives of the vulnerable youths that are affected by antisocial practices such as drugs, idleness, illegal migration, unemployment etc. These antisocial practices are addressed more seriously through our life-skills acquisitions training programs, social inclusion activities, football as a career and development in a broader aspect. Suffice to say, we also develop extra curriculum activities designed and enveloped for the youth to explore so that they can be more equipped significantly to undertake useful engagements, jobs and projects in society and contribute more to the development of the country.