The Jallow Foundation, is one of the 25 projects that benefited from our 25 year anniversary initiative. Here, Naomi Jallow tells us about the foundation and how the donation from The Gambia Experience is being put to good use.
We first featured the Lisa Kent Memorial Trust back in August of 2009, a charity doing fantastic work in The Gambia working in the area of child education. They have continued with their work and below is an update on their activities.
A children’s picture book inspired by a village in The Gambia, was recently nominated for the 2011 Dundee Picture Book Award. Fatou, fetch the water, written by Neil Griffiths.
This was my 5th visit to the Gambia in as many years so I was aware of the poverty and basic education system that I was going to encounter, but this was the first time I was taking my son, William, who was 9.
In August 2010 Hannah Braye climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of her friend Lucy raising over £1,000. This will go to help build a school in Dairuharu in Brikama and the first classroom being built will be dedicated to Lucy, a former Gambia Experience client. The following are some highlights from Hannah’s fascinating account of [...]