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Friends of Visually Impaired Children in the Gambia

Much to my own surprise, I managed to travel to The Gambia, with the help of Joan and an adequate supply of Chemo tablets from my local hospital, The James Paget, which enabled me to continue my daily routine whilst away.

On our visit to the Yahaddy Nursery school we found the new kitchen in use. Following the latest request, there is also a fridge freezer ensuring food items stay fresh. The school was now looking very smart as every classroom had been freshly painted. Each class room is  now equipped with a bucket with lid and mug enabling the children to have a drink of clean water if required. An additional nice surprise was to find that the walls surrounding the school had also been painted,. Overall everwhere looked pristine.

The Start Now Further Education Centre  one of the founders, Alieu Jatta, is constantly striving to assist the blind and visually impaired. For more information click here.

We did not visit the GOVI School which is well supported by: World Sight Day, World White Cane Day, Braille Literacy Day, World Disability Day. and also regular radio programmes. GOVI runs multiple programmes for the visually impaired and these include Integrated education for the blind – GOVI School teaches and trains the visually impaired children and adults on: Livelihood,  Community Based Rehabilitation, Advocacy, Branch development, Child Protection, Fundraising, Relief and emergency, and  Reducing  blindness in the Gambia. More information can be found on the web site:  www.govigambia.org 

Before leaving The Gambia we left funds for two children who attend the Saint Teresa school in Serekunda.
Joan and myself would like to thank you for your continued support.
Phillip Feller