This website details how Kitwell Primary School in Birmingham, UK has worked alongside schools in the Gambia for nearly two years. Please take a look and reblog. Thank you.
Me and my friend Alasanna. I first met him during my first visit to the Gambia in 2011. He lives in Makumbaya Village. He was in Grade 6 at Makumbaya Lower Basic School last year. He is now in Grade 7 at Kerewan Upper Basic School. He walks 5km to get to school every day. His school has 1181 pupils, one water pump, no school boundaries, no electricity and a village grave yard on the school site next to the sports pitch. This photograph was taken during my most recent visit in April this year. We initially kept in touch with letters but he now has access to an internet cafe.
This photo was taken in Makasutu Quarry. It’s just up the road from Makumbaya Village. The children had followed us from the village to the quarry. The gentlemen in the middle is called Keith. He’s a headteacher at a primary school in Halesowen UK.