04 April 2013


Day 3 - treat day!

Evening all!

Today we treated 11 of our sponsored children to an exciting day out including going shopping in the market and eating lunch at Billy's. We started in Albert market where we gave the children each some money to spend on whatever they wanted. They bought an impressive array of shoes, socks, dresses, skirts, jeans, shorts and more! We managed some PAGEANT shopping as well, choosing some lovely wooden animals, sand paintings and keyrings to bring back from the craft market.

After the market we walked to Billy's restaurant where all the children tucked in to chicken and chips followed by ice cream! For some this was their first time ever visiting Banjul (the capital city) and for one boy, his first time seeing the sea! After dinner we played some brilliant games including rounders, football and frisbee! The boys said that their highlight was eating, whereas the girls said they enjoyed the shopping and games! We ended the day giving out presents for the children we aren't going to see again this trip. These were extremely popular and went down a treat!

Back at the hotel we had a drink with Modou Jeng, our university medic who is approaching the end of his third year, before enjoying a BBQ buffet by the pool! We are now half way through our trip... Hopefully some more exciting days to come! Tomorrow we are off visiting compounds, starting at Abdoulie's and then heading to Wandifa's! We are very excited to meet some new babies and all the children!

Ps sorry for the lack of photos from today... More will come soon! X x x
Note from Pippa:  I have been meaning to add some photos to this for some time - sorry for the delay, but here they are now...

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