21 November 2016
Day 20 - Monday
…and so to our final full day in The Gambia. The three weeks have really gone quickly.
We set off to Banjul this morning to visit Unity Nursery again (see day 14). We would like to help with some projects there and asked the principal to let us have some estimates to consider. We asked for estimates for three projects putting these in priority order. We know they want to refurbish a building to convert it to a classroom. She will do this and get them to Ann and Brian as soon as possible. If one or more are acceptable we will be able to give them the money to proceed and hopefully the work could be done by the time we come back in February.
On then to Banjul Methodist LBS to take some photos and then to the Albert Market to see Mohammed, the trader in the market who supplies some of our craft goods. We had been told that he has been unwell for a couple of weeks but is back at work. He is clearly still not right, so we advised him to see a doctor and bought him a box of multi-vitamins to help with his general health.
We then visited Gambia Senior Secondary School to take some photos and then to a compound to pay some sponsorship monies.
Back then to the hotel for a relaxing afternoon in the sun for the last time before the English winter.
I think this has been a very successful trip and we have all enjoyed ourselves immensely. Our thanks to Wandifa, Yankuba and Abdoulie for all their hard work. Abdoulie has, as ever been an absolutely brilliant driver.
I will post a final blog when I am back in England along with some more photos. Pippa, Kathy and I, with possibly some other Pageant members will be back in The Gambia in February.
I have enjoyed writing this blog and hope you have enjoyed reading it.
The classroom Unity Nursery wants to convert