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Maths Teacher for nurses – Gambia

Help auxiliary nurses qualify for SEN Nursing School, by teaching them crucial high school maths. Work in a rural area, teaching a part-time class.

The nurses have done two years of basic nursing training, but need to pass Grade 12 Mathematics with credit so that they can qualify for SEN Nursing School.

You can help them achieve this. The rest of your time could be spent in coaching church children in maths, teaching maths at a local high school or getting involved in a youth group.

Qualities & Gifts Sought

Qualified to teach mathematics to Grade 12 level. Experienced in teaching young adults. Some medical or pharmacy knowledge might be helpful.

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About Gambia

The Gambia is a country in West Africa that is entirely surrounded by Senegal except for its coastline on the Atlantic Ocean at its western end. It is the smallest country on mainland Africa.

The Gambia is a very small and narrow country whose borders mirror the meandering Gambia River. The Gambia is less than 50 kilometres (31 miles) wide at its widest point. It is the smallest country on the African mainland. In comparative terms, The Gambia has a total area slightly less than that of the island of Jamaica. Banjul is the Gambian capital and the largest cities are Serekunda and Brikama.

Gambia has a tropical climate. A hot and rainy season normally lasts from June until November, but from then until May, cooler temperatures predominate

The Gambia has a market-based economy characterised by traditional subsistence agriculture. There is also a significant tourism industry.

A variety of ethnic groups live in the Gambia, each preserving its own language and traditions. The Mandinka ethnicity is the largest, followed by the Fula, Wolof, Jola/Karoninka, Serahule, Serers, Manjago, Bambara, Aku Marabou and others.  

The cuisine of the Gambia includes peanuts, rice, fish, meat, onions, tomatoes, cassava, chili peppers and oysters from the River Gambia that are harvested by women.

[Source Wikipedia. Read more about The Gambia here]  

There are 30 people groups in the Gambia and 16 are unreached groups.  

The Gambia has a population of just over 2 million. 84% of the Gambian peoples have little or no access to the hope of the gospel.  

The largest religion is Islam at 84.4%. 4.8% profess to be Christian and of those 0.7% are evangelical.

[source Joshua Project]

Please pray with us for
Freedom and harmony between religious groups
The evangelical church is small
The peoples yet to hear of the hope of the gospel:
-Mandinka, Fulani, Jola and Wolof
Young people
Christian radio projects
Bible translation
Development projects
[Operation World, 2010 print edition]

You can also use Operation World's online resources for prayer.

WEC in the Gambia

WEC co-operates with different government departments, non-governmental organisations and charitable organisations to support national development efforts and capacity building through its holistic ministries.

WEC has been registered with the government as an NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) in the Gambia since 1966. We have established different social programmes in order to contribute to the development efforts of the government and other stakeholders.

We have projects in agriculture, medical work, education and youth, and literacy.

WEC is looking for committed believers who are willing to contribute to the development of The Gambia and support the local church in outreach, discipleship, training and mercy ministries.

We need people willing to:
-live a simple lifestyle, to serve others and respect people, regardless of their cultural or religious background.  
-commit to life-long learning, because understanding people and establishing relationships – both in social projects and church life – takes time.
-commit to local language learning and cultural studies, and have a willingness to work in a multinational team.  
-be flexible and humble
-be financially self-supporting.

We welcome Short Term Mission. It is best to stay at least six months, however, one to two years is more rewarding. So the longer you come, the better!

We need you!

Nicola has used her medical training to serve in Gambia for many years. Read her story.

Read more about our projects on our website.


Position Type
Health & Medical
Education & Training

Contract Type
1-2 years i Ideal commitment is at least 1 year

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