• Sunkary Badji, then major of Brikama. All of us stranded on an island in the middle of the river Gambia as our boat floated away.
    Africa,  Gambia

    Memories from The Gambia – a photo essay

    In the latest in our occasional series of photo essays, we take a look at life in the Gambia through the eyes (and lens) of the amazing photographer Mei Catherall. Memories from The Gambia I first went to Gambia in 2009. Just a holiday. It was there that I realised I could actually do something useful. Inspired by a local school, Jamisa Lower Basic in Brikama, I started www.Dance2Learn.org and in 2010 was able to get water and electricity plumbed into the school. Later we went back with mosquito nets and last year a consignment of Wakawaka solar lights were delivered to the Gunjur Project. The country is infuriating, corrupt,…