Peace Corps The Gambia
A Website by PC/TG Volunteers for Future PC/TG Volunteers
Website Updated on:
February 10, 2012; Updated Electricity and Technology in The Gambia
Posted PC/TG 2011 Annual Report
July 29, Tuesday; 1800 GMT A "Rough Guide to The Gambia" on the PC / TG page.
March 29, Saturday 2008; 1300 GMT PC/TG Resources page - In an effort to share information and networking with other PC countreis you can now Download Manulas straight from Volunteers.
January 12th, Sunday 2008; 1300 GMT
Links added to home page
Packing List updated
December 6th, Thursday 2007; 1850 GMT
Peace Corps/The Gambia Country Desk Email Added.
The home page subheading changed.
December 4th, Tuesday 2007; 1800 GMT
Homepage, main title changed
Volunteer Contacts Page
Page "What will Happen..." changed to "First Week in Country and Beyond"
Bridge-to-PST document deleted
December 3rd, Monday 2007; 2025 GMT
November 23rd, Friday 2007; 1730 GMT
Admin Email Added.
Discussion board removed.
September 21st, Friday 2007; 1700 GMT
Jahanka Language Files - Script Added.
Jola Language Files - Script and Recordings Added.
Serehule Language Files - Recordings Added.
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Use the links below to download the required files:
Welcome! This website contains information about Peace Corps/The Gambia (PCTG) for volunteers who have accepted their invitations to join PCTG. In this site you will find many different topics and pages that will help you prepare for your service in The Gambia. All information has been directly posted by volunteers and staff of PCTG to provide you with the most relevent and important information.
The main purpose for this website is to provide langauge recordings for future Peace Corps/The Gambia volunteers and fellow development partners. Due to the advances in technology, it is becoming increasingly difficult to locate hand-held cassette players in the United States and so far PCTG has been only providing language recordings for volunteers on cassettes. So in order to meet the challenge this website has been created to allow volunteers to download and manage the audio files in the States before they leave for The Gambia. It is vital that volunteers download all audio language files on this website (at the top of this section) and put them on their iPods, Mp3 Players, or CDs; PCTG cannot do this for volunteers and can only provide cassettes. Since it is usually impossible to determine what the volunteer's primary and secondary languages will be before they arrive in The Gambia, you must be prepared by having all audio files. Please be advised that knowledge in the local languages is very important for volunteers' success and that Peace Corps/The Gambia places a high level of emphasis on the volunteers' ability to speak one of the local languages available on this site. Every volunteer must achieve at the minimum Intermediate-Mid proficiency in either Mandinka, Wolof or Pulaar by the end of Pre-Service Training (PST) before being sworn-in as a Peace Corps Volunteer of PCTG. Serehule, Jola and Jahanka, expect for a few select cases, are considered secondary languages. However, sometimes volunteers do get placed in communities where the secondary language becomes the primary language.
In this website also visit the Information about Peace Corps / The Gambia page and find the "What will happen" section and the general electricity and technologies information page, as well as the must see packing list and a page where you will find contact information for volunteers.
If you have any questions about the website or its contents please write an email to the website administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions regarding the Peace Corps/The Gambia program should be directed to the country desk in Washington, DC. The Country Desk email is AF/The_Gambia@peacecorps.gov. Your comments are highly welcomed and will be extremely helpful in the future development and betterment of this site. We thank you for your comments and criticism.
*This website is not published by Peace Corps/The Gambia or Peace Corps/Washington nor is it officially endorsed or supported by either of these offices. It is, however, designed and maintained by a volunteer of PCTG as a secondary project with endorsement and support from PCTG Post. This website is primarily intended for volunteers who have accepted their invitation to join Peace Corps/The Gambia, however, it is open to all. There are no copyright issues related to any of the files posted on this site; they are meant for learning and cross-cultural exchange. All files featured on this site are created by either Peace Corps/Washington, Peace Corps/The Gambia, PCTG Staff, PCTG Volunteers or are taken from websites or other sources with no copyright violations, such sources are quoted where applicable. Individuals are hereby allowed to access, download and print all materials on this site, in part or whole, free of charge and without direct permission, EXCEPT pictures. Should you want to download or use any of the pictures on this site, you must obtain persmission from the individual(s) displayed in the pictures.