From the end of January 2020 to the end of February 2020, a total of 8 members of our association were in the area around Sanyang in Gambia. A great pleasure to see the children again after 1 year, as well as the Gambian club colleagues!
All the children already sponsored by the association were visited, gifts were distributed, the needs for 2020 were inquired about and clarified and above all: contact with the families was renewed and intensified. Everyone was happy to see you again! The moments when we could see that children and families have been visibly better since last year were particularly beautiful….
New families were also sought out; school fees were deposited at the respective schools for all new children. Bicycles, school uniforms, shoes, backpacks and other everyday items that are important for school attendance were also purchased. And sometimes even a sack of rice or rent was urgently needed. Gambia is and remains one of the poorest countries in the world.
The school project in Sinchan was visited by our German members right at the start of the trip to initiate and oversee the construction of a well. This was completed when you left! Now 700 pupils from a small village school can drink water and wash themselves, the cooks can cook lunch for everyone without having to run into the village for cooking water as before.