The Gambia, officially the Republic of The Gambia, is a country in West Africa that is entirely surrounded by Senegal except for its coastline on the Atlantic Ocean at its western end. It is the smallest country on mainland Africa. The Gambia's economy is dominated by farming, fishing and, especially, tourism. In 2008, about a third of the population lived below the international poverty line of US$1.25 per day.
Primary education in The Gambia is ranked quite high for quality ranking at 57th. However, it has a poor enrollment rate with only 74% of young people enrolled. It's much the same in Secondary education, with the quality being quite high, ranking 68th but the enrollment rate is low with 57% enrolled ranking 110th.
The public health service delivery system is three tier based on the primary health care strategy. Presently services are provided by 3 hospitals, 36 health facilities at the secondary level and 492 health posts at the primary level. Gambia's healthcare is ranked 118th showing that improvement is needed.
The Gambia is behind with its technological advancement. Only 18% of the population are internet users, ranking it 120th and only 21 in 100 people with Mobile-Broadband connections. The Gambia ranks 111th for ICT users, which shows that improvement is needed in access to technology.
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We have been supplying high quality refurbished equipment to Zambia for the past 5 years. As a member of the Microsoft Registered Refurbisher programme we are able to provide thousands of refurbished laptops and desktops fully licensed with Microsoft software. We also collect and distribute textbooks, furniture, medical equipment and toys wherever possible and donate these within many of our shipments. All of these unwanted items find a good home in many different locations across Zambia. They not only help to improve education and well-being, but also help to empower local people and their communities.