Bafrow Medical Centre

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Bafrow Medical Centre

Mandinaba Model Village

Bafrow's Model Centre in Mandinaba showcases our holistic,comprehensive and human centered approach to sustainable development.

Female Genital Cutting

BAFROW's comprehensive and integrated FGMC prevention program advocates for a restructured rites of passage of girls that excludes cutting

Fistula Prevention and Management

The first Fistula treatment and rehabilitation centre in The Gambia has increased treatment of Fistula patients.

'Dundal Njoboot' High Protein Cereal

Bafrow's campaign on nutritional re-orientation has made significant progress in the reduction of malnutrition in The Gambia. Dundal Njoboot is now a household name in The Gambia

Women's Empowerment

Through functional literacy, communities and women in particular have been empowered with knowledgde and skills that enables them to make their own decisions including protection of their sexual and reproductive rights


BAFROW envisages the empowerment of a community, especially a women, not only as a "one point in time" action, but as that of a continuous process because experience has shown that the development and empowerment of a community has an impact on health and productivity. In this light, BAFROW has constructed a multi service empowerment complex in Mandinaba with the aim of providing ongoing training and capacity building facilities for not only project beneficiaries, but also for the general public.

The empowerment complex comprises of a spacious training hall, two classrooms for different training groups, a library and resource centre, an office, a sewing room and showroom for the display of finished products. The centre provides training from basic to advanced levels on different issues, for different age groups, sexes and occupational sectors. At present the following topics that interested learners are trained on include:

  1. Literacy in Mandinka using the REFLECT approach
  2. Women's reproductive health issues
  3. Human rights
  4. Gender and development
  5. Small scale business management
  6. Effective advocacy and lobbying
  7. Training on various life skills such as good communication and basic business skills
  8. Other skills training, i.e. sewing and embroidery
  9. Baking
  10. Computer training

Each course is usually broken down into a sequential syllabus thereby determining the time frame each course requires.

The centre seeks to improve capacities to a recognizable level not only for educated clients but also for those that have not had the chance of being formally educated in their younger days, and want the chance of becoming experts in a certain field.

This is ensured by integrating all courses into community structures and bringing them down to their level of understanding. The language of instruction remains local to facilitate sessions, and foster understanding and participation among learners. Trainings are conducted through a period of time and at minimal cost that is used to sustain the centre. A graduation ceremony is held for the Trainees at the end of the course, during which they are presented with certificates.

Main objectives of the empowerment centre are:

  • To improve capacities of communities, individuals and community based organizations.
  • To encourage local expertise and promote the use of local languages as a medium of gaining knowledge to any attainable level.
  • To provide technical assistance and information on project developments to country teams to support solutions, implementation, sustainability and replication goals.
  • Explore ways and means to address different kinds of problems, technology requirements and skills, and training to apply these technologies among vulnerable groups as part of ongoing programs at country and regional levels.
  • Serve as a career guide and skill building centre particularly for young people who want to engage in tertiary education and skill development activities.


THE MANDINABA MODEL VILLAGE: a great achievement




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Photo Gallery

Visit of IDB President to BAFROW’s fistula Centre EGDC Director to Bafrows Fistula Centrre  First baby of 2016 at BAFROW Clinic

Presentation of gifts to parents of the  first baby

Show of gratitude and appreciation Awareness raising in communities Friends of BAFROW