Archive for September 2019

Day 13

Day 13 – Drumming workshop and party! Updated: Aug 29 Our final full day: our Gambian partners came to the Gunjur Lodge for lunch, for a drumming workshop guided by Butch our host at the Gunjur Project Lodge, followed by swimming and finishing off remaining piece of the projects. And then to the party! Many of…

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Day 12

Day 12 – Hospital, Church and Theatre I spent nine days in hospital while I’ve been here: an interesting experience. I don’t know where to start – it’s been a lot to deal with. After we got here, I found a big bruise on my leg, but I didn’t think anything of it at first.…

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Day 11

Day 11 The women’s garden, the unfinished mosque and spiders We’re busy doing our project work at the moment, but we did get out in the morning – quite early – to visit the women’s vegetable garden. It’s a very large, ten hectare site that had been given by a family to the women of…

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Day 10

Day 10 Youth Empowerment Project Today we went to visit the YEP in Bakau, the Youth Empowerment Project. It’s an EU funded programme to educate, train, and offer opportunities to young people in The Gambia. It’s focussed particularly on people who haven’t benefitted from a higher education. The fund addresses three key areas: tourism, IT,…

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