Somita is a village of around five thousand inhabitants situated in the Foni Bereft District, West Coast Region. The community has a clinic largely funded by themselves which not only serves the whole community but also the surrounding villages and hamlets. The clinic, therefore, is serving at least 10,000 people.
For many years we dreamt of building and running our own Nursery School in Somita Village as this is the home village of my husband and his family and although there was one other nursery school in the village there was not enough capacity for all the children that wanted to attend. Somita has over 5000 inhabitants in it. In late 2013 my father in law gifted the charity a large piece of land to build a school on. We got permission and blessings from the village elders and Alkalo, who is the village leader.
A family visit to Gambia March 2015
As we have said before returning to the Gambia never loses its excitement, but this time was special, our Daughter Megan and boyfriend Chris had decided to come along and see for themselves just what kept attracting us back to the Gambia and why we do what we do volunteering as Committee Members for the charity, we were only there for a week this time but would not have missed it for the world.
Returning back to The Gambia never loses its excitement for Mick and I as we found out during our trip in December 2014 and after all the fundraising as committee members the excitement grew as our departure date grew nearer , we couldn’t wait to see what the charity and its supporters had achieved since our visit in March 2014 .