In Gambia

Yes, this is why I love travelling. Everything new, swarming kids with big smiles. Not long before I got that my classic images of Africa: termite mounds and baobabs.

At Fass Chamen, the nursery school built by Lorenzo and Correcaminos. The highlight of our visit to Gambia was just sitting in the schoolkeeper’s compound, eating a rice dish from a communal bowl (the men’s bowl), and watching the activities in the compound: the woman sifting the peanuts and whacking the stick next to her whenever a goat would start investigating the peanut sack.

My idea had been to do a little tutoring. By the end of the second day in Fass Chamen, we learned what to tutor: practice writing letters.

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