About FIOH

Future In Our Hands (FIOH) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO), that has been working with rights-based rural development through education and capacity building in The Gambia for more than 30 years. The aim of the organisation is to bring education closer to the rural people and strengthen their capacity to fight poverty.

FIOH staff outside the office in Kotu South, Serrekunda

FIOH policy and development work are based on the UN Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), The Gambian Women Act 2010, the Gambia Education Policy etc. To carry out the objective FIOH is currently working within three development areas;


FIOH is the implementing branch of the Swedish organisation Gambiagrupperna. FIOH is funded by Forum Syd (with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) as back donor), Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE), UNICEF and others.

FIOH is working as a partner to community based organizations/institutions

Partners and networking

Partners and networking is important to strengthen the development work. FIOH works closely with governmental institutions, international organisations within the UN system and NGOs either directly or through TANGO (The Association of Non-Governmental Organisations in the Gambia) in planning or implementing projects for poverty alleviation. Partnership with other civil society organisations and governmental institutions are very important for FIOH in order to enhance accountability, transparency and sustainability in our development work.