Hart House in The Gambia, Home for Children with Learning Difficulties & Disabilities

Welcome To Hart House in The Gambia

Hart House is a home for children with learning difficulties and disabilities in The Gambia, West Africa.

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. Children with learning difficulties or disabilities are no exception.

Hart 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. It is the only one of its kind in the country. Hart House was initiated in 2001 by Mr. Geoff Hunwicks, a British national, and his wife, Rohey, assisted by an executive 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.


Hart House is open all the year round, except for a week at Koriteh and Tobaski (religious holidays) and public holidays if they fall on a Monday or Friday.


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