21 November 2017
Day 15. Farewell to David and Regina
A shorter blog today to balance up yesterday’s long one. Actually it is because we had a short, quiet day.
We said our farewells to David and Regina and hope they have a good journey home. They have been great fun and very supportive. We will miss them. Shortly after they left I received a Met Office warning on my phone for gales in south-east England, so I hope they don’t have too bumpy a landing.#
After that we went to see Ebrima Cham at Kotukala School. As mentioned in an earlier blog, the school cannot use its well-water because of possible contamination. He has provided us with an estimate to sink a new borehole at a proper distance from the toilets and we have discussed and agreed to fund it, so gave him the necessary cash.
A quick meeting with a student who has completed his G12 and has applied to go to the Nursing School in Banjul. He has found out the cost of this and will know if his application is successful in December. We told him that funding is available and to contact Wandifa when the outcome is known.
On then to Ding Ding Nursery. I have not been there before, although Pippa has, but not for a few years. We wanted to see the work of one of the sponsored nursery children there.
Our final visit to the day was to KJM Nursery in Wallingara. Tina and Frances have both been there before and Tina would like to provide the school with a shipment of some teaching and learning aids for use by the children. We went through the types of aids with the principal who said she will be delighted to have them. We will sort this out when we get back to the UK.
Back then to the hotel for a spot of R&R. Tom, Yun and Isaac will be returning from Misera this evening and we are looking forward to hearing of their time there.