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Rug Aid in The Gambia - December 2007 - #3
The December 2007 Rug Aid project took place at the Friends of GOVI Resource Centre. Chrissie put together and delivered the only training programme the eight rehabilitation officers who work with blind people in The Gambia have ever received: at the end of the course, they all received a certificate of attendence. Heather took out lots of toys for the children.




Chrissie at work 1
Heather's daughter, Chrissie, passed on her skills to the local rehabilitation officers for the blind.


 

Chrissie at work 2
Training included blindfolding those officers who had vision.


 

Chrissie at work 3
Chrissie demonstrated the proper use of the white canes she took with her.



Fun & Laughter 1
Heather took gifts of toys and the children enjoyed the bubble blowing.


 

Fun & Laughter 2
Heather enjoys a special moment with Mr Musa, who is blind, and his daughter with the rug she was working on.


 

Mr Musa's compound
Mr Musa and his family's only source of water is the well on the extreme right of this photo.



GOVI 1
The GOVI Resource Centre kindly allowed Rug Aid full use of their premises.


 

GOVI 2
The children at the GOVI school enjoy a full range of play activities, including football with a 'noisy' ball.


 

GOVI 3
Rug Aid paid for the rug maker's transport and meals every day they attended the project.



The Gambia 1
Fruit and vegetables at Serrekunda market.


 

The Gambia 2
Roadside fruit stall in Serrekunda.


 

The Gambia 3
Rice stall at Serrekunda market.




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