Lara and Ian wrote on 14th March 2012:

  • By Daniel Harston
  • 10 Oct, 2016
We visited St Francis' Basic School in Sanyang with Sandy last week. It was a last minute change of plan, as we had been due to visit Basori, but it was a wonderful experience and we couldn't have asked for a better day.

After meeting the staff and spending some time looking around the nursery classrooms, we were taken into the hall where the whole school put on an assembly for us, with singing, tribal dancing and even a play. We were very honoured that everyone had gone to so much trouble for us and we really enjoyed all of the children's efforts. It was also great to be able to hand over the medicine, stationery and gifts that we'd brought for ourselves as we could really see the impact that they would have on the school.

We then had a lovely afternoon at Janko's family's compound and we'd like to say thanks again for the amazing lunch and the lovely gift we received.

We really look forward to keeping in touch with how St Francis' and the scouts are getting on and would encourage anyone who is thinking about arranging a school visit to go for it, it hugely enriched our trip to The Gambia and we really hope to be back again soon. Sandy is doing a wonderful job!
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