We are a non-profitable Gambian and Dutch organization providing support in The Smiling Coast
One for all, all for one
Who we are
The Xippia Project (TXP) is founded by Afritrada Business Group, MTW Global Consultancy and Xam-Xam E-Solutions. TXP is structured as a “solution thinking” non-profit organization with an open door policy. This means that every organization, initiative or person that helps the country forward, or aims to help, or needs help themselves, is welcome with us and can register. The only limit we have is an analysis of whether a member has useful skills, whether a project is viable, and whether we can play an effective and sustainable role in it.
Taking this broad approach does not only mean that we can be active in multiple projects, whether it concerns charity, health care, construction, education or agriculture. But also that our members, sponsors and volunteers can provide a wide range of skills, from doctor to plumber, from architect to farmer, from consultant to teacher, and so on.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life and employment opportunities of the African people. We will strive with all means possible and in ongoing effort to make our projects a success.
All our projects are mainly for and by Africans, easy copyable to other African locations. We are aiming to make people independent of external help, wherever and as quickly as possible.
The Foundation Board
As head of the board the Chairman sets and runs the agenda to review and approve budget expenditures, revenue resources and organizational needs and concerns. He is responsible for the financial health of the organization, but also tends to be the collection point of problems, brainstorms or other issues that the membership has. The Chairman always works toward solutions, compromise and innovation.
The role of the Secretary is to support the Chair in ensuring the smooth functioning of the Management and Commissions. As the custodian of the organization’s records, the secretary is responsible for maintaining accurate documentation of meetings, records, administration and in meeting any legal requirements. He is an active conduit for the organization and communication.
The Treasurer has a watchdog role over all aspects of financial management, working closely with other members of the Management and Commissions to safeguard the organization’s finances. The treasurer monitors the bank account, manages cash flow and reconciles bank statements. Highly trained and effective the treasurer controls the systems for ensuring the organization’s solvency.
IT & Marketing
Most of the time operating as a “digital professional” the Marketing Manager is responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of the Foundation’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal.
The Manager will contribute to the strategic marketing plans to support the mission and vision of the Foundation by expanding awareness, engaging the public, attracting new audiences, developing marketing, building market share, generating leads and increasing overall sponsor contribution.
The Analyst is an academically skilled professional who tests and enrolls new members or volunteers. He mainly assesses project applications for feasibility. Once a project is approved, the Analyst is responsible for providing data and analysis that helps the Board and Commission Heads deliver projects to time and budget. Information provided by the Analyst helps to evaluate and prioritize potential projects, ensures smooth delivery and supports objective assessment of the project at completion. If necessary, the Analyst also visits potential projects in the field in the role of a Forward Observer.
Once a project is rolling, the Supervisor’s overall role is to communicate organizational needs, oversee employees’ performance, provide guidance, support, identify development needs, and manage the reciprocal relationship between the Board and Commission Leaders so that each is successful. The Supervisor is responsible for coordinating all needs for a given project. This involves approving and picking internal members with the Commission Heads, as well as hiring external labor when necessary. It also involves creating and delivering project instructions to all team members with frequent feedback to the Board.
Other Foundation Key Players
Commissions are our “Boots on the Ground”. Committees often work closely with the local community and are composed of a leader (Commission Head) and workforce to successfully execute a specific project from start to finish. Commission Heads are in close contact with our Supervisor(s) who gives a frequently feed back to the board about the progress of a project.
The Thinktank members are national and international specialists and experts who want to share their knowledge and experience, without having to deliver a physical performance. If a specific project asks for this, or if a problem arises, their talent is called in to find an adequate solution. Thinktank Members often work closely with our Analysts.
Donors and Sponsors are our “Backbone”. Although our projects are aimed at making people, companies or organizations financially independent, sponsors remain a key factor in giving projects a first financial or material injection at the start, or to provide permanent support to underprivileged people or charitable initiatives.