07 March 2007


Sarjo's New Wheelchair

Sarjo Badjie is a handicapped boy who has just moved to a new school in the Gambia. His journey from home to the school is about 2Km along sandy country roads. He had to get several people to push and pull him along with his old chair, as the small front wheels kept getting stuck in the soft sand. He really needed something rather more suitable, so Pageant arranged for him to get a special wheelchair made in the workshops of the Foundation for the Disabled in Banjul. This has three large wheels and is specially designed for the Gambian sandy tracks. Sarjo is delighted with his new wheelchair, which is so much easier to use on his journey to school, though he can still get someone to help him over the really rough patches if needed.
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