The container with relief supplies has arrived. Medical equipment for our Leetulor nurses, more than 200 chairs and tables for the schools of Kartong, Sanyang and Abuko, office equipment for our offices ... Together with Halaai Xale Gambia we collected material and filled the 12 meter long container.

There are many hands to help and many curious people, unloading goes smoothly.

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The Covid-19 virus does not spare Gambia. Borders are being closed and airlines are cancelling flights. Our trainees return to Belgium with one of the last flights of Brussels Airlines. One month and a half earlier than planned. On the one hand happy to be back in Belgian, but on the other hand with a feeling that the internship abroad is not complete.

Thanks Eveline, Laura and Merel for your help!

Blog Eveline, Laura en Merel 

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Transport is not always easy in The Gambia. Maintaining water installations, transporting materials, supervising students and nurses. Our team in The Gambia must be able to move independently and safely. That's why we bought a Mitsubishi Pajero. With this sturdy jeep we get everywhere in the rainy season

After one month on the boat the car is a bit dusty. That will change soon. We will use him well!

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We start working on the Sanchaba school: 4 classrooms, a room for the headmaster and a storage room. The building will be a copy of the school that we built in Kartong last year. The concrete blocks are made by hand. 

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The Yundum health center needs clean water at all times. They cannot always count on the local water company. Sometimes water just doesn't come out of the taps. The clinic cannot take the risk of having to work without water. Our water system is nearby. We are expanding this so that the health center always has clean water. 

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Work on the school in Kartong is coming to an end. Everything has been painted, the lighting needs to be placed and the site needs to be cleaned up.

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Eveline, Laura and Merel, three students of the Thomas More Institute have arrived in The Gambia. They will teach in local schools for three months. During that period they stay in the Gammol house.

You can follow them here: Blog Eveline, Laura en Merel

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