Always a sad time, and a time to reflect on the last 6 months. We have been delighted that all 5 of our schools have been granted a Government Licence to operate and have been inspected regularly with good results and comments. Jamwelly and Loumen are operating as Lower Basic Schools as well as a nursery and have Grades one (loumen) and one and two (Jamwelly) already operating.
I stripped the bed and covered it for the summer. Breakfast with Steve and Kebba and then last minute jobs, the Blog, the accounts, and the CD of all our photographs over the winter to take back to the UK
This year we have had barely a week go by without friends, supporters or trustees of the charity (Christine B, Christine S and Linda) visiting the Gambia. Some highlights this year:- student visits by both the girls and boys of Belle Vue School in England. Delightful company and such hard workers, we had so much fun with you all. Amy’s wedding – a first for the charity – I felt a bit like Cilla Black and should really have got a big hat! Many many people who arrived as strangers, who contacted us through the website, but I hope went home as friends! Thank you for all your presents for the schools. Thank you to both Faith and Fiona who spent time in our schools imparting their considerable knowledge and introducing new techniques. A treat for us was the visit of our friends James and Mel from Canada, thanks guys, never thought you would make it! Also my sister, Gill, first time for everything.
Sorry I cannot mention everyone by name, but you know who you are. Thank you to all supporters of the charity; large or small, without whom the work here could not continue. A big thank you to the donor of the new truck, saved us hours at the roadside! and the garage!
Look out for the newsletter next month.
The Blog will be back in November, please feel free to add comments.