Back in December 2010, Gambia Experience clients, Eleanor and her husband visited a local nursery school in Brufut and being shocked by the primitive conditions they decided to help. Eleanor explained “I realised that the couple of bags of coloured pens and pencils I had brought with me would not go far amongst 120 children, especially as they [...]
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.
Gambia Experience Staff raising money to help school Kevin, IT Manager at The Gambia Experience, and his wife Rachel, recently returned from a holiday in The Gambia. While there they visited a couple of schools and although they were shocked by lack of resources they were greatly impressed by the teachers and pupils, in particular [...]
In June, Erin Poirier will be running across The Gambia, a distance of some 400km in 17 days, and in heat approaching 40 degrees. She is doing this for the Nova Scotia Gambia Association or NSGA, a charity based in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada. It’s a charity that seeks to educate children into the dangers of HIV and to teach them how to disseminate this message amongst their friends and families