MoJo Foundation / MoJo Construction Limited is a Gambian Charity and Not-for-profit social enterprise construction company, founded and originally funded by New Meaning.
We have a block making shop at Tabokoto, making and selling compressed red clay blocks as an environmentally friendly and safer alternative to the traditionally used grey cement blocks.
We own 4 hectares (10 acres) of building land in Jambur, Western Region of The Gambia. Here we are preparing to build 3 and 4 bed modern properties for sale training and employing young adult workers - previously unemployed.
Workers include sponsored graduates or current students at the Gambian Technical Training Institute (GTTI). 250+ new employees will be paid a living wage to receive on-the-job work experience, behavioural, business and skills coaching. (MoJo translates to "pay the man" in the Mandinka dialect; it is also formed from the 2 initials of our Founders; Morro and John).
Surpluses from sales will be reinvested in scholarships, bursaries, further building projects and microfinance to new local businesses.
Our six local Gambian Trustees include a head teacher, a founder / developer of Gambian community schools, a senior bank manager and a respected local accountant - all working closely with Jambur village elders.
We were proud to present our business plan to Dr Isatou Touray, until recently Minister of Trade and Regional Infrastructure, now Vice-President. Dr Touray was very encouraging and personally very supportive of the project aims. We await the formal outcome of the Department's analysis of our business plan.
John Evans Founder / CEO / Project Director.
Co-founder of New Meaning in the UK.
30+ years, international business development and training experience.
11 years UK housing sector experience.
Morro Fatty General Manager.
Kawsu Ceesay Architect / Chief Surveyor. Technical Adviser.
Sullayman Jawara Chief Driver
Bertha Johnson Gambia Technical Training Institute / University of The Gambia.
Adviser to Project.
Course Director: Community Development by Design
Mr Omar Sonko Retired Chief Surveyor, The Gambia - Technical Consultant
Ann Rivington Barrister / solicitor. Local Legal Counsel and Adviser to Project.
Please see our website at www.mojoconstruction.org
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