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.
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.
Tanzania (The United Republic of Tanzania)
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).
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.