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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The Holy month of Ramadan 2017

The Holy month of Ramadan 2017

Week 2
Since I moved to The Gambia, an Islamic dominated country people have always asked me if I would revert to Islam. *Muslims call it revert rather than convert as they believe everyone is born a Muslim and Islam is the one true religion. *
My answer has always

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Flora and Fauna

Flora and Fauna

I’d like to write about the Gambian flora and fauna. However, as all our “big 5” were extinct by the end of the slave trade, it is a depressing tale. Hippos still inhabit the river Gambia along with the critically endangered Manatee. There are 100+ crocodiles held at Kachikally crocodile

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The Holy Month of Ramadan 2017

The Holy Month of Ramadan 2017

Week 1:
Muslims follow the 5 pillars of Islam: Swarm: Fasting during Ramadan. Hajj: Pilgrimage to Mecca. Zakat: Giving to the poor. Salat: 5 daily prayers and Shalada: Belief in one God. Ramadan follows the 9 month Islamic calender and is based on the sighting of the new moon. Like

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Guest Blog

Guest Blog

How I help S4K without sponsoring a child
My name is Steph and I have been involved with S4K a couple of years now and for some time now I contributed to the medical fund set up for an amazing girl called Isatou. Between a few of us we paid

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Brivonne School

Brivonne School

As noted in the Model school bio, Brivonne school is situated on the site in which Model school originated.
After Turay left the site another man from Sierra Leone attempted to open a school there, and sought our support. My background in criminal justice gives me a second sense when

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