S4K Welcomes you to 2018

S4K New Year’s blog post on GMT, Gambian Maybe Time.
January was a whirl of medical appointments for Ginger and her family. A minimum of 1 appointment a week between December and the end of January. Meanwhile Sol has been working very hard to keep things ticking over in

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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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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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