The Beach in banjul The Gambia is a poor country; despite having beautiful beaches, there is a lot of poverty in the surrounding area.
AjiSukai Senior Secondary School The next few slides are pictures from my school: an all girls agricultural high school There are about 150 total students with class sizes averaging 20 to 25 The school relies on revenue from its chickens, gardens and plant nursery for funding There are currently no computers for student use, but I’m working on setting up a computer lab of old donated computers
The Gambian Culture I enjoy playing with local kids, going to the market, learning Wolof and practicing my drum Transportation, internet and electricity are all unreliable here The people are very friendly and welcoming A loaf of bread costs 6 Dalasi (about 25 cents) Goats and stray dogs wander the streets It does not rain at all during the dry season
The crocodile pond Yes, that is a real crocodile!
New Friends Some local elementary school kids love the kite I brought
Gambian Wedding Weddings are held in the street so everyone is welcome; we shared a communal bowl and ate with our fingers.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures! More to come soon…