Cyfeillion Sankwia Friends - supporting sustainable development in Gambia

About Us

Amlwch Road Sign

Cyfeillion Sankwia Friends is a charity formed following the formal twinning of Amlwch and Sankwia

Where is Amlwch?
Amlwch is in the North East of the Isle of Anglesey, Wales.

Where is Sankwia?
Sankwia is in the Lower River Division, Jarra West in the Gambia, West Africa.

The two communities have a similar population of about 2,500 inhabitants. Amlwch and Sankwia are located in rural areas where agriculture is an important industry. In Amlwch and the surrounding areas farming is mostly of Sheep and cattle. In Sankwia, ground nuts and rice are the main crops.

Our Aims: To advance education to preserve and protect health and assist in the relief of poverty amongst the people of Gambia in particular, but not exclusively the inhabitants of Sankwia village and surrounding areas in the lower river division the Gambia.

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To facilitate these aims we are working in partnership with one remote African Village – SANKWIA and supporting sustainable development.

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Unlike many charities, we are proud to boast that, we have no administration costs.

  • Every penny that is raised from the public is spent for the benefit of the village and surrounding areas.

 The daily running costs of the charity such as postage, stationery, advertising materials etc. are provided by the members. Charity members who have travelled to Sankwia have always done so at their own expense with not one penny being donated by the charity.

We also ensure that money for projects, are paid direct to the requisite suppliers, with no funds passing through the hands of agents or third parties. It is in this way that we keep a strict control of our expenditure thus being able to keep the promise referred to above.

Supported by the WCVA Gold Star Communities Project and the
Welsh Assembly Government “Wales for Africa Scheme”.

Contact Us

Cyfeillion Sankwia Friends
Llawr Y Llan, Lon Goch
Amlwch, Ynys Mon LL68 9EN
Tel: 01407 830974