05 April 2013


Day 4 - compound day!

This morning we treated ourselves to a lie in, having breakfast at a whopping 8:30 before packing our bags with lots of goodies to take with us to compounds. First stop was Abdoulie's where we got to meet the gorgeous new arrival, Mustapha! After lots of cuddles we explored his mother's garden. We were really impressed with the amazing array and size of cabbages, sweet potato, beans, onions, tomatoes, bitter tomatoes, aubergine and lettuces. What a fabulous garden! Abdoulie has built an impressive extension on the side of his house, as well as decorating on the inside. It all looks great! We had some shirts to give to Wandifa and Abdoulie who put them on straight away! Big shout out to Malcolm - they looked really smart and it definitely made their day! Wandifa has been calling himself 'topman' all day!!

We drove on to Wandifa's compound where we were greeted by lots of smiling children! We gave our sponsored children some gifts which were greatly received. Mo Lamin was particularly pleased with his new cycle helmet to accompany his bike he has been bought as a reward for his hard work at school. We entertained the children with bubbles, balloons and parachute games before taking the older ones to play rounders at the lorry park (a large sandy area). The children impressed us with their batting and throwing skills and enjoyed being introduced to a new game. On the way back to the compound, the children sang us some lovely songs which they had been taught by the CH boys in February. We were treated to a delicious beef domada (peanut sauce) before reading the children some stories and giving out lucky dip toys. We regretfully said our goodbyes and made our way back to the hotel. We are just off to dinner and hopefully will be awake enough to play cards afterwards!

<< Home