Proposal 1:

"Expansion of Community based Waste Recycling and introducing Compressed bio-fuel Briquettes"

"The Paper Recycling Skills Project (PRSP) is a Gambian registered charity organisation specializing in the recycling of waste paper and other scrap materials found in the environment into usable and marketable products for environmental benefits and income generating activities."

"The major aim of this project is to support the development of the education of the knowledge of recycling everyday materials into environmentally sustainable products beneficial at both the household level and for further marketing extension across The Gambia. The collection of waste paper, cardboard, fabrics and plastic are combined to make various materials such as agri-briquettes, paper, books and much more. Proceeds from these activities go to not only sustaining wider reaching training and awareness programs but are also used to buy exercise books, which are donated to local schools. So far, more than 45,000 free exercise books have been distributed to more than 20,000 students in 35 schools; a significant contribution in advancing the goals of education for all."

"The project has been able to develop and succeed through the award of two successive grants from The Plymouth/Banjul Challenge in 2005 and 2006. The support provided, cumulated in the creation of seven units, which have, since 2007, been available to a variety of communities for trainings and awareness building programmes as well as the establishment of what has become known as the 'PRSP Recycling Centre'."

Proposal 2:

"Building capacity on environmental awareness through children to their families using education with the use of literature, books and media"

"Education is a fundamental right of all Gambians and a pre-requisite to the achievement of personal, social and economic development."

"The Gambia Government has made great strides in improving school access for all citizens at all levels, from primary to higher education. Adult literacy is being promoted by a variety of stakeholders and pre-school facilities are being slowly integrated into the official system to guarantee equal opportunities for all. However, in a society with few or no spare financial resources for many members of the community beyond the daily need for subsistence one of the first areas to suffer on a family level is the education of its children. Most Gambians are aware of the importance of education for their children – their future – and will make great efforts to facilitate regular school attendance wherever possible."

"A major element of pre-school and primary education can – and should – be how we interact with and as part of our environment. It is important to learn at an early age how we can live in harmony with our surroundings and respect our environment in order to enjoy a healthy, safe and prosperous life in the future."

Proposal 3:

"Fuel efficient stoves research and pilot demonstration project"

"Over the last 30 years a number of localised projects have been carried out in The Gambia by various organisations to introduce alternative cooking stoves for the domestic user. Most stoves used in these projects were built to use alternative bio-fuels such as agri-residue briquettes, rice husks and groundnut shells."

"The fuel-efficient stove initiative will be divided into two main stages. The first phase which funding is being sought for consists of research and piloting activities for the duration of six months. Phase one will conduct field tests of the stoves and briquettes with 50 households with continuous community participation and feedback, initially impacting on at least 300 beneficiaries. A marketing strategy will be designed in terms of the overall product and a promotional campaign. An environmental training programme will be prepared and the training dissemination network finalised. Easily attainable sourcing of raw materials for stoves and briquettes will be secured and an evaluation of the pilot phase will conclude with the feasibility and costings for the broader implementation phase."

Download Proposals

PRSP Stove Project Proposal
PRSP Village Proposal
Greenie Books Proposal
Brick Production Costings
Fuel wood Calculations

Contact details

George Riegg
General Manager
Paper Recycling Skills Project - PRSP
The Gambia
Mob: +220 770 7090
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