DAY 9

Day 9 Yesterday was our last full day in the Gambia. As our container had only arrived late the previous day, we still had a lot to do before leaving.   After a short night the question remained if we would be able to get everything done by noon … African or European timing?  …

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DAY 8

Day 8 Today as well we split up our group.   Annelies, Lieve and Charlotte went to the health centre in Sifoe. Annelies distributed medicine with the nurse and Lieve treated a finger that had been cut off by a machete. Next we went to a wholesaler’s with the head of the centre to buy…

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DAY 7

Day 7 Today we’re splitting up the group for the first time in a long time!   Ingrid and Annelies left with Kalifa to try to do something about our container. They went to and fro between the Ministry of public health and the harbour. They filled out several forms and had long conversations. It…

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DAY 6

Day 6 Day six and still no container. This container with educational materials and medical supplies was supposed to be on site by the time we arrived. We were told several problems had cropped up and nobody seemed to know when they would be solved. This afternoon we had a crisis meeting to find out…

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DAY 5

Day 5 Today we got up early to be on time for the start of our school day at the Hope Nursery School. We planned a morning of corner work for all classes. This way the teachers could learn about different ways of teaching and playing. Amongst other things we did drawing, cutting and building…

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