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Pippa's Gambian Trip February 2006

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Pippa's Gambian Trip Diary 11 to 14 February 2006

Saturday 11 Feb William Eve's Gambian children shopping & beach party day

the Pageant beach party (1)

the Pageant beach party (2)

the Pageant beach party

the Pageant beach party (3)

the Pageant beach party (4)


We finished our day with dinner at 'Taste of India'
restaurant - a favourite with both Brits & Gambians.


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Sunday 12 Feb Visit to Banjul for Kemo's compound children - playground, shopping and lunch

the roundabout - a lot of screaming

Ian Talibo

the roundabout - a lot of screaming Ian Talibo

pushing & riding - both fun

Malfie's first slide

EB

pushing & riding - both fun

Malfie's first slide

EB

Sonna & Malafie

Aja (& Frances) with purchases

Fatou (& Helen) with purchases

Sonna & Malafie

Aja (& Frances) and Fatou (& Helen) with their purchases

Muhammed Lamin with purchases

Aminata with purchases

Ebrima with purchases

Muhammed Lamin, Aminata & Ebrima show us their purchases - we gave each child 5 to spend

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Monday 13 Feb Took Science Kit to Gambia SSS and saw microscope lab. Read the story of how the Science Kit was produced and donated by Joe Brock of Collyer's.

Visited Saloum Nursery School and opened new toilet block. Jackie and Vic gave books, posters etc. for classrooms. This is all on an update to the Saloum page.  read about it and see the pictures

Visited Abuko LBS, presented folder from Ridgemede Junior School, took photos of 27 Abuko children who are writing in reply.

Abuko Deputy & Head with folders from Ridgemead School

Abuko Deputy & Head with posters  from Ridgemead School

Abuko Deputy & Head with folders and posters  from Ridgemede School

Some of the Abuko letter writers (1)

Some of the Abuko letter writers (2)

Some of the Abuko letter writers (3)

Some of the Abuko letter writers

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Returned to Gambia SSS, unpacked & explained Science kit and arranged to give practical Physics lesson later in trip.

Tuesday 14 Feb Got up at 5.15am, trip across river to Bakalarr BCS. Long day at Bakalarr - welcome, singing, dancing, breakfast, speeches, more dancing & singing, lunch, presentation of gifts, inspection of projects, farewell speech. This will be reported fully later on a separate page, but for now look at the photos below. Called in at Essau SSS to see Science teacher re Science kit, but she was not there. Saw sponsored boy and Ousman Sowe.

the dancing ladies assembled at Bakalarr

Helen & Frances join the dancing

the dancing ladies assembled at Bakalarr

Helen & Frances join the dancing

the head dancing lady

the Bakalarr garden

the head dancing lady

the Bakalarr garden

Ian's speech

the 'thank you' speech

Ian's speech

the 'thank you' speech

Kemo enjoying the library

Bakalarr village elders and teachers

Kemo enjoying the library

Bakalarr village elders and teachers

a Scrabble set for Bakary Gitteh - we played most evenings during his visit to us last summer

Pippa with a sponsored child and her granny

a Scrabble set for Bakary Gitteh - we played most evenings during his visit to us last summer Pippa with a sponsored child and her granny
sponsored boy from Essau Osman Sowe's version of the Pageant logo
sponsored boy from Essau Osman Sowe's version of the Pageant logo
   
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