A foundation for the December 30th Heroes
Welcome to the December 30 Gambia Freedom Foundation (D30 GFF). A foundation built on trust, dignity and compassion. Our purpose, foremost, is to ensure that all our December 30 heroes, fallen and alive, and their families, as well as all other persons who gave up their lives for the betterment of our country, The Gambia, are remembered and honored. We also aim to contribute meaningfully in the overall effort to ensure that freedom, respect of human & individual rights, rule of law, and justice prevails for all Gambians.
We, at D30 Gambia Freedom Foundation, appreciate all the support that you continuously give to the D30 heroes both the living and the families of the ones who lost their lives in the fight for freedom in The Gambia.
We hope you continue to remember, honor, and pray for all fallen Gambians; and also donate generously and support the foundation. Visit our DONATION page to find out about the various ways you can make a donation. To learn about the various opportunities for you to participate in the foundation’s program activities, please visit our VOLUNTEER page. For we cannot achieve our goals without you.
We are not trying to be perfect; we are trying to be better. We look forward to joining hands with you so we can be better together.
“We are nothing on earth, if we are not first of all slaves of a cause; the cause of the people; the cause of liberty; the cause of justice”. ~Frank Fanon
Article I. Foundation Name
The foundation name shall be: December 30, The Gambia Freedom Foundation (D30 GFF)
Article II. Vision
“Our Vision is a Gambia where there is rule of law, good governance and respect for human rights. In such a Gambia, the December 30th Heroes will be canonized and celebrated as monumental national Heroes in the ushering of a New and better Gambia. The living heroes and all the families of the heroes, especially their children, will thrive and blossom mentally, physically, emotionally, and all their core needs shall be fully addressed. ”
Article III. Mission Statement
The mission of the foundation is in two folds:
“Our Mission is to provide sustainable resources to support the December 30th heroes and their families and to pursue their aspirations in advancing good governance, rule of law and freedom through a democratic process in the Gambia. We believe that engaging in a democratic process we can advance good governance, rule of law and freedom in the Gambia. We aim to meaningfully contribute in the peaceful transition of The Gambia to a democratic state governed by the rule of law, and respecting of the civic and individual rights of all peoples through proven strategies including impactful advocacy, activism, and lobbying. ”
Article IV. Goals
The overarching goal of the foundation is to raise funds and other required resources through various project activities to ensure sustainability of its mission.
– By December 31 of every year, the Foundation will hold at least two (2) events in memory of and to honor the December 30th Heroes. – By the last day in February of each year, the Foundation would conduct an assessment of the prioritized needs of each family, specifically the children of the heroes. By September 30, the foundation will provide at least one service to each family to help address an identified priority need. – The Foundation will complete at least three (3) activities aimed at bolstering democracy and/or Human-Rights in The Gambia, including but not limited to educational outreach and/or lobbying in an effort to bring awareness to the current Gambian issues on democracy and human-rights; by December 31st of every
Article V. Methodology
The Foundation will conduct resource mobilization efforts in order to harness the critical resources (human, funding, technology, partnerships, etc) necessary to achieve its stated mission and associated goals. The Foundation shall engage in education and awareness efforts aimed at informing key stakeholders and securing critical partnerships to bolster its capacity to fulfill its mission and achieve set goals.
As part of the advocacy work of the D30 Gambia Freedom Foundation, D30 GFF will operate a website, and multiple social media platforms that will deal with various topics of interest centering on human rights, good governance, gender issues, news aggregation, as well as a discussion forums and charity product sales.
In the near future, the D30 GFF Media and Communications committee will be conducting interviews on the various online radios, print and social media platforms to respond to questions from the public and share information with the general public. The D30 GFF contact information and social media accounts are listed below. Additional information is available on the said accounts as well. The website will also be rolled-out soon.