Wonder Years Centre of Excellence - WYCE Gambia

WYCE stands for Wonder Years Centre of Excellence, a well known project which has its home in the village of Madina Salam in The Gambia, West Africa. A village which is now home to over 3000 people from five different African tribes: The Fula, The Balanta, The Wolof, The Mansuanka, and The Mandinka.

Who Are We?

WYCE Gambia NGO A78 is a local NGO based in Madina Salam, Kombo South District, West Coast Region, The Gambia, West Africa.

Our Activities


The WYCE Lodge offers you the chance to attend exclusive retreats at our secluded compound in Madina Salam.

Our first Retreat the Heal from Within Yoga Retreat was an enormous success, bringing together for the first time relaxation, massage and hands on help with the local community. In between yoga sessions, visitors were busy, at the local school and clinic as well as cleaning the local beach. Check out our upcoming Events for an experience to suit you. If you want to be part of our next Yoga Retreat happening in February 2022 then now is the time to book your spot through our partners Wonder Years International website at: Yoga Retreat 2022

Students from various universities and colleges are given the opportunity to visit, learn and experience different cultures.




If you’re the sort of person who enjoys organising events that have a real purpose, then perhaps you might like to raise some money for an established and worthy project like WYCE Gambia.

We will work with you, so you know exactly where your money is being spent. You’ll have regular updates.

Excluding money transfer fees, all the money you raise will go straight to work in Madina Salam to help with the work of the WYCE Gambia team.


As a WYCE Gambia volunteer you’ll be working on important, exciting projects, and be making a real difference to the lives of the families that live in and around Madina Salam.

Volunteer stays are between 1 week and six months and provide an ‘up-close and personal’ view of life in The Gambia.

You’ll also be able to work on targeted projects like: bee keeping, building, working with the primary health care staff or teaching at the prestigious WYCE school.

Wonder Years Centre of Excellence-Gambia (WYCE Gambia) is a charitable local Non-Government Organisation (NGO).

WYCE operates in the Western Region of The Gambia with it’s headquarters in the village of Madina Salam. Started in 2002, the NGO runs a number of programmes run from the WYCE project with a focus on education, health, community development and self-sustainability. 

The organisation has official partnerships, in the UK, with Wonder Years International and Re-Cycle UK.

Our Work


Tree Planting

Create an ever lasting memory of someone special

From just £10 we can plant a tree with your dedicated message

Trees include: Coconut, Mangoes, Cashews, Baobab, Mahogany