Today we’d like to feature another article by Rhiannon Lewis who has writen a number of posts for our blog including The Fathala reserve in Senegal and A sense of community. Here Rhiannon talks about the initiation ceremony that boys in The Gambia take part in. Each tribe may have its own nuances to the ceremony but there are many common [...]
We have made many Gambian friends and a few years ago we were there at the time when the festival of Tobaski was celebrated. This festival is to commemorate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his own son in the name of Allah.
I was delighted when I learnt that The Gambia would make its first ever appearance at the Paralympics last night and everyone at The Gambia Experience sends wishes of welcome and good luck to the two athletes Demba Jarju and Isatou Nyang. The Gambian National Paralympics Committee (GNPC) became a member of the International Paralympic [...]
Since my time in Gambia I have noticed there are similarities between Gambia and Britain and the Gambians and the British people. One of the strangest being the fact Gambian people drink as much tea as the British, another similarity is the Gambian people have the same sense of humour as the British do, they joke around, tease each other and use sarcasm in the same way British people would with each other.
It’s always a real treat to get some news ‘from the front line’ as it were, and over the next couple of months we’re lucky to be able to feature a series of guest posts from Rhiannon Lewis. Rhiannon is living in the Brufut area for the next 3 months, working at the Lemon Creek Hotel and also taking on some volunteering work. It’ll be great to see how she progresses and what she learns about the Gambian way of life as she goes. Over to you, Rhiannon!