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About Where We Work

These are the main locations for AHEAD’s work, presented in alphabetical order:



AHEAD Volunteers from Bermuda have gone on service trips and provided surgeries in Tanzania, as well as raising funds for our projects. Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory with the capital city of Hamilton and the largest city being St. George’s. It is located in the North Atlantic Ocean, with a population of 64,000 people.


map of Bermuda
Administrative map of Bermuda
Flag of Bermuda
Hamilton, Bermuda
Gombey dancers
Bermuda is famous for its pink beaches
$50 Bermudian dollars


The Gambia

The Gambia By Flappiefh – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

AHEAD has worked with the people of The Gambia on a variety of projects over the years- from youth leadership camps, women group’s small business development, to rocket stoves. The Gambia is located in West Africa, and is slightly less than twice the size of Delaware. It has a population of 2 million people, and is surrounded by the country of Senegal, with a small area of Atlantic Ocean coastline. Its largest city is Serekunda, while its capital city is Banjul. It gained independence from the United Kingdom on February 18, 1965. Elections in 2017 saw the longtime President Jammeh defeated by newcomer and current president, Adama Barrow.

USAID CDCS Plan in West Africa including The Gambia


Map of The Gambia
Kunta Kinteh Island, UNESCO World Heritage Site
Arch 22 in Banjul commemorates President Jammeh’s rise to power.
100 dalasis
The most popular sport in The Gambia is wrestling.


Tanzania (The United Republic of Tanzania)

Tanzania map
By Alvaro1984 18 – Own work, Public Domain,

The majority of AHEAD’s programs and projects take place in Tanzania, a country a bit larger than 2 times the size of California with an estimated population of 54 million people. It is located in East Africa, bordered by: Kenya, Lake Victoria, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi to the north; Lake Tanganyika (a shared border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo) to the west; Zambia, Malawi, Lake Nyasa, and Mozambique to the south; and the Indian Ocean to the East. In addition to the mainland, Tanzania includes the islands Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia. Although the political capital is the inland Dodoma, the largest city and cultural center is the port city of Dar es Salaam (meaning “Abode of Peace” in Arabic).

USAID CDCS Plan in Tanzania


TZ food
A Tanzanian dish with local rice, beef, carrots, avocado, banana, and spinach.
Map of Tanzania
Dar Es Salaam
Tanzanian shilling featuring President Julius Nyerere
Flag of Tanzania
Arusha Maasai Market Entrance
Elephants near Mount Kilimanjaro



United States of America

The AHEAD office and Board of Directors’ meetings take place in Rockville, Maryland in the United States of America, located an hour away from the nation’s capital- Washington, DC. Co-founders Dr. Irving and Elvira Williams are Americans, and have recruited many Americans (as well as non-Americans) to work with AHEAD over the years- fundraising, planning, and travelling overseas to work on our projects.

$100 United States dollars featuring Benjamin Franklin.
American football is the most popular sport in the USA
USA flag
Flag of the United States of America (USA)
The Statue of Liberty in New York City.