29 March 2016


Day 5 - Caroline arrives

Hello! Today was one of our busiest yet. We began the day with a visit to Kotukala School, followed by a visit to Abdoulie Touray's new compound. Abdoulie's children were very well and enjoyed some fun games of frisbee, and Mama, his second daughter, was delighted with her presents from her sponsor.

Playing frisbee with the Touray girls
Playing frisbee with the Touray girls
Ellie, Mama, Rachel and Binta

Little Mai playing balloon games with Wandifa
 On our way back to the main road, we bumped into Samboujang which was a lovely surprise. We were pleased to see him looking so well and happy - he is now so tall! Next stop was Fak's nursery where we were greeted by three sponsored FE girls who are all studying automotive engineering. They are all doing very well and are definitely bright, hard-working women determined to succeed.

Frances, Fatou J, Tina, Jessica, Ellie, Fatou C and Rachel

Fatou informed us that the women's group are now on their second rotation of the Pageant loan scheme, after all the women paid back their money within three months instead of six! We talked in detail about Fak's latest projects with him before heading off to the airport to meet Caroline! The plane was very late but we kept busy making Caroline a delightful welcome sign.

Our amazing welcome sign for Caroline!

Once Caroline had come through security, we did a spot of shopping to buy resources for some newly sponsored students. Finally we met up with Foday, an electronics engineering student, who is in need of some new tools. 

Back at the hotel, we went for a run along the beach before heading out for dinner. We have just sorted all the sports equipment ready for our sports day at Lutheran tomorrow!

Goodnight all x

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