Watching Sama learn sign language has been a special part of my Peace Corps service. Some of my happiest days in The Gambia have been afternoons spent visiting his new school to find him smiling and surrounded by new friends.
A group of incredibly dedicated PCVs trekked all across the country to teach about 20 schools how to start their own tree nursery. A big…
Gambian weddings are way more fun when it is your friends tying the knot. Congrats Katie and Yankuba!
Aside from the gaining a wealth of knowledge, the boys got to get on out there and explore their country. The boys each shadowed a professional Gambian doing their job. We took them on tours of all the higher education campuses: the college, the university, the technical training institute, the management and development institute and the hotel school.
Although it is commonly known in the village as “the poor man’s food,” mbahal is one of my favorite Gambian foods. I like to think…
There’s nothing better than your first swim of the season! It’s heating up around here again, and that means cooling off in the river. –JDF
In The Gambia, monsters don’t just live in children’s nightmares – they’re real.
Marching through the village, kankarangs “roar their terrible roars and gnash their terrible teeth and roll their terrible eyes and show their terrible claws” … and … clang their terrible machetes. Then, with the help of a posse of teenagers, the masquerade known as a kankarang snatches the little boys up and takes them out to the bush for circumcision.