S4K Spring is Sprung – Spring 18 Blog

S4K Spring is Sprung
The birds are at it. The dogs are at it. Even the cows who roam the beach are at it.

It is mating time in Gambia so expect an influx of new babies, human and animal by the end of the year! Each morning

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Gam Blog ~ Winter 2017

Season’s Greetings S4K Famalam
Brrrrrr HOW COLD IS UK IN DECEMBER?!??! Bit of a culture shock for Ginger, having her first English winter for a long time. In flip flops. In our last blog post, we eluded to family health problems. Ginger’s dad was diagnosed with cancer at the end

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Skoolz Back For Autumn

 
Blog Autumn 2017
And in news from S4K . Our kids are back in school. School term in Gambia starts a few weeks after the UK, but all our charges were back by the end of September. The usual uniform saga continues despite having pre-ordered 100+ uniforms from the

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Orphans

Gamblog: Orphans

 
“The internationally accepted definition of Orphan is a child under the age of 18 who has lost one or both parents”. (Situational Analysis of Orphans and other….Gambia Bureau of Statistics). While this may be contested by some as a modern way of viewing the situation it

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Marathon training aka kids registrations

It is so difficult to imagine what a mammoth task registration of 200 kids involves in a developing country. Aside from time pressure before school closes and Head Teachers head off to their native villages for a well earned break, skoolz4kids have to contend with the flooding, the humidity, the

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Rainy Season in an Equatorial Tropical Sub-Saharan Country

The title reflects what most tourists who visit during the dry season miss: Rain and humidity. Ex-Pats who live here often experience the worst of it, but in the main, they live in comfortable compounds away from Serekunda, Brikama and villages with no roads, water or power (with one exception

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How the other half live

Well, it’s not really the other half. The population of Africa is 1.216 Billion and the UK’s is 65.14 Million and Gambia itself has a population of 1.911 Million. One 1/8th of the size of London’s population and roughly the same size population as Birmingham! Birmingham is 267 KM squared.

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Annual Container

Annual Container

We have mentioned our annual container in previous blogs, take a look there may be something interesting hidden there.  This blog is focused on what the annual container achieves. Not just for your sponsored kids, but for schools, villages, communities, medical centres and individuals in need. The annual general container

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The Holy month of Ramadan 2017

The Holy month of Ramadan 2017

Week 3
You’d think that a month of not eating or drinking would drag. Each waking moment being like a diet from hell…your mind convincing you that there is so many hours, minutes and seconds until you can eat or more importantly here, drink. Maybe it does if you’re not

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In sickness & in Health

In sickness & in Health

Before I moved in Africa in 2011, the only people close to me who I’d lost (passed away- not wandered off in a drunken haze, because there were plenty of those) were my grandparents. Then my childhood friends’ mother who I was close to. That’s it. Since moving here, I

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