Contano vzw

Supporting women and children in Basse, Gambia

Contano

"Contano" means happiness in the Madinka language. Although it's a popular saying that happinness can be found in little things, we want to spell it out loud and clear that the goals of our organisation are big and ambitious.

Why?

Our hearts go out to The Gambia and we're especially devoted to the people of Basse, different communities living at approximately 375 km east of the capital Banjul.

Over here and over there...

Over here is Belgium, over here is our home. Over there is Basse, over there we find our challenge.

From and with you

Contano doesn't exist because of us... Contano exists because of you. We are aware of it: our ambition is huge, but happiness can indeed be found in small things!

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About Us

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Over here and over there
Over here and over there... Over here we ponder over what food to buy in the supermarket to compose a week menu with enough variety and buy books about "making dinner with food scraps" because otherwise the refrigerator never gets empty. Over there they don't need to worry about these things; if there's enough money, there's rice. If there's still some money left, there will be fish or meat to complete the menu.
Why?
Why? Our hearts go out to The Gambia and we're especially devoted to the people of Basse, different communities living at approximately 375 km east of the capital Banjul.
Conano
Contano "Contano" means happiness in the Madinka language. Although it's a popular saying that happinness can be found in little things, we want to spell it out loud and clear that the goals of our organisation are big and ambitious.
From and with you
From and with you... Contano doesn't exist for our own purposes, on the contrary, Contano only exists for you all.

Events

EVENTS TO COME 2018:


PASSED EVENTS 2018:

PASSED EVENTS 2016 - 2017:

Testimonials

We received a few very nice messages from Gambia:


Kebba Jatta - Regional Head of Social Welfare, Basse River Upper URR

Department of social welfare regional office basse Urr recently received some social workers from Contano Belgium during their visit they were very helpful to social welfare office by participating in case mediation, home visits, community outreach sensitization, information sharing seminars with key stakeholders on child protection issues, networking and partnership among child protection actors, school outreach sensitization on child rights and child protection and the challenges and constraints confronting the work in the areas of resources both human and materials, response to services and prevention. The Contano collaboration with social welfare regional office is valuable and mutual benefit of both Contano and social welfare.

Once again let me extend my congratulation to Rita and the team of social workers from contano Belgium for working with me for ten days period at social welfare office in basse mansajang kunda. Let me first all of puts on records to expressed my personal experienced working with Rita and her team of professional social workers it was blessing of having them in basse. During this period I learnt and gained a lot of social work skills and knowledge from the team. Rita and the team are well trained and qualified social workers with required skilled knowledge attitudes and competent in the field of social work. The team really enabling me to settle many pending cases so I therefore thanks Rita and team for a jobe well done. I am very pleased to associated my humble self in working with contano in the future.

Contano is also providing psycho social support to families in basse by distributing rice , clothing ,and educational materials to school children. The people here basse were grateful for your interventions and they are hoping more support from Contano Belgium

The friends of Contano in Belgium be aware that your support reaches to the actual beneficiaries so please we counting on your usual support in order to give a helping hand to vulnerable families


Lamin Kebbeh - Head of Youth Police

A Gambian and very please with contano team in the country for helping our future leaders (children).let join them

Always happy of contano where ever they are.

Contact

Contano vzw

Tel: 0497 178 695

e-mail: info@contano.be

facebook: Contano vzw

Account: BE26 0017 7264 8829

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VAT BE 0642.824.245