Dancin’ in the rain

I arrived in The Gambia during “rainy season,” but after three weeks, I learned that dark cloudy skies were nothing more than a tease. With each passing day of the drought, the heat and humidity pressed down more unforgivably than the last. Some volunteers even urged their community members to teach them a traditional rain dance to no avail.

Finally, on a day all the volunteers met up for training, a pitter-patter sounded on the tin roof above. Within a few minutes, our presenter became inaudible so we dashed out of class and into the downpour to celebrate with a rain dance of our own!

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Ashley and Roberto

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Mish, Me, Scout and Tim

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Scout

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Aiyana, Me, Scout, Roberto and Mish