Agency for Development of Women and Children (ADWAC)

Increasing the capacity of women and children to overcome poverty in their agricultural communities by utilising a multi-sectoral approach.

About Us

ADWAC was set up in September 1996 by Gambians following the closure of Save the Children –USA, an international organization that operated in the NBD for 14 years. ADWAC is a registered non-sectarian, non-partisan development organization that pursues a programme of integrated rural development to bring about sustainable improvement in rural living conditions, with particular emphasis being placed upon the wellbeing of women and children.

What we do

ADWAC works within a multi sectoral framework called the eco-zone approach . Each component part within this multi sectoral framework compliments the efforts of other components. Within this framework, a cross sectoral linkage is forged between the various programme activities to compliment and consolidate each other which together ‘gel’ into a holistic approach to improving the quality of life of women and children. ADWAC’s development activities focus on the following broad program areas

Education and Youth

This sector aims to improve quality education for all children and enhance youth participation and leadership in national development.

Women's right

Working with experts to promote facts over fear, bringing reliable guidance to parents, caregivers and educators, and partnering with front-line responders to ensure they have the information and resources they need to keep children healthy and…


This sector aims at providing access to interest-free small-scale credit for women to improve their economic status through engagement in enterprise development activities.

Health and development

ADWAC support the national health strategy where women are entitled the right to health information and services as well as affordable and accessible quality health services.

Governance / Advocacy

This is a new development approach in ADWAC that it tries to incorporate in its development activities for the benefit of the beneficiaries.

Water and Sanitation

This programme focuses on providing portable drinking water for communities both for domestic consumption and for livestock. It involves the construction, installation of solar powered bore hole and tank.

Climate Change

ADWAC’s work in climate change focuses on awareness creation, capacity building, promote adaptation of climate resilience techniques, environmental conservation as well as institutional, technical, political, social and economic support to vulnerable…

Our numbers that speak

We have numbers that push us to give in our best and make sure that we break our own records. We are happy to be growing and helping more day by day.
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Years of Experiance
Five Regions
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Over 35 Volunteers & Hard Workers
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