Having read about Sandy and Goal for The Gambia on Trip Advisor we contacted Sandy to arrange a visit to the Basori Nursery School during our first visit to the Gambia in late November. We took some things for the school and a small donation a colleague at work had raised from running the Great North Run. We thought the visit would give an insight to the real Gambia but didn't really know what to expect.
The day was completely overwhelming. Sandy and her team are doing a wonderful job and being a small charity you are ensured that your donation is put to good use and not lost in administration costs and overheads.
The welcome at the nursery took us aback. We felt like royalty ( until we had to join the ladies dancing and everyone laughed at our attempts!).
The children were so enthusiastic - singing and demonstrating their reading and later playing frisbie with us once we had shown them how to throw it!
Later we visited Bless's family compound for a traditional lunch. We were able to find out more about the Gambian way of life- the men certainly have an easier life than the women!
We will continue to support Sandy in her work to make a difference to those who have so little but are still full of life and enthusiasm. And we have certainly learned to appreciate what we have at home. Thank you , Sandy .