15 April 2014


Day 9 - Humanity day

Good evening!

Today we visited our last school of this trip, Humanity Nursery School. Although they were on their school holiday, the children came in especially to see us! We began with lots of messy art where the children collaged, painted, hand printed and coloured lots of exciting pictures. We created some really lovely classroom displays to brighten up their rooms. The children then enjoyed some parachute games and some singing before waving us off! 

We went and collected Fatou from Gambia College and stopped at a cafe to discuss setting up the new Brikama women's group and micro loan. She seemed really receptive and full of good ideas for the new scheme. Ellie had her hair braided by Fatoumatta while we waited! After this we went to meet the women but unfortunately as we arrived, the village had just been informed of a bereavement and so we have arranged to go back on Thursday. 

On our way back to the hotel we called in to see Wandifa's brother Baba and all his lovely children. They were very happy to receive some new clothes, colouring books and toys and enjoyed playing some games with us. Back at the hotel there was just enough time for a quick swim and gym session before dinner at Billy's with Linda and some of her colleagues. 

We are all looking forward to treat day tomorrow where we are going to take lots of our sponsored children shopping and then to lunch. Bring it on!

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