For the three weeks I spent out in the Gunjur, Gambia, we worked on a project for the local women. We built a fence around a mango plantation to start a larger project for the women to work at a mango factory. The mango plantation was located a 20 minute walk away from where we were staying. Each day we walked with all our equipment in wheelbarrows.
The developing journey with the TTV initiative facilitated a truly life changing experience. After finishing the program, I am truly taken aback at how much my perspective of the world has shifted. It was during my time out in The Gambia where I could see the invaluable nature of my very fortunate education and how it could help me to tackle real life problems in a constructive and collaborative manner.
The main part of the trip was the science teaching in the Sifoe Senior Secondary School. This ran very smoothly and I was amazed about the knowledge of some of the students. Some even taught me some science! The students were keen to learn so much during the days we were teaching them and this made the experience so much more enjoyable. The graphs, tables and conclusion they made were to a very high standard and the best I have seen in a very long time.