Welcome To Hart House in The Gambia

There is no doubt that all Gambian children (and any other child for that matter) have the right to be protected, educated, and cared for. The mentally handicapped (people with learning difficulties) are no exception.

art House is an officially registered charity (Registration number 110/2007 dated 13/03/07) in The Gambia and is a residential respite home located in Sinchu Alhagie. Hart House was initiated in 2001 by Mr. Geoff Hunwicks, a British national, and his wife, Rohey, assisted by a local committee and is charitable, i.e. we do not charge for children to attend.



To provide residential short-term respite care for Gambian children with learning difficulties.

To assess the developmental level of the children and to encourage them to reach their full potential by offering a varied and stimulating programme of activities.

To give hard pressed Gambian families a break from caring and to give feedback where appropriate.

To exchange information with other organisations and institutions in The Gambia who are also engaged in activities of a similar nature.

To stimulate local and national awareness of children with learning difficulties by involving the local Gambian community, including local children, within the activities of the home.


Please read our 'LATEST NEWS' on the 'NEWSLETTER page.



9th May.Please note that Hart House has had to change its email address as we have been locked out of the old one. Bit of a nightmare and try as we might, Hotmail won't let us back in so a new email address has had to be set up.

The new address is


Please could you all send us your email addresses again so that we can keep in touch with you and re-build our contacts list.


29th April We are trying to encourage any of our supporters who is able, to make a regular monthly donation to the home.

Although it costs £20 a month to sponsor a child, any amount will be a real help.  We have one elderly lady who pays £2 a month from her pension and that really makes a difference.

Hart House needs a 'regular' income and if we can get a number of regular payments coming in then it would make things a lot easier.