The Fresh Start Foundation was established in 2006 by Lamin and Rebecca Daffeh in order to support orphans and other vulnerable children in The Gambia, West Africa. The Fresh Start Foundation is a registered charity in the United Kingdom and a registered Non Government Organisation (NGO) in The Gambia.
Lamin and Rebecca set up the Fresh Start Foundation because during their visits to The Gambia they were inspired by how keen children were to learn. Unfortunately this enthusiasm for knowledge was often hindered by poverty. They witnessed children working on the streets to raise funds to pay for school fees, uniforms and books.
Therefore, FSF was established to contribute towards alleviating their poverty and make access to education, a fundamental right, achievable. The charity is literally run from their dining room at their kitchen table where trustee meetings take place, newsletters are written, telephone calls are made and answered and it is here where discussion become actions to make positive changes for vulnerable children living in poverty.