Our Past President is helping to build a Community Centre in The Gambia
Past President John Martin uses his building skills to help the locals create a community centre for this deprived settlement in The Gambia, only a few miles from the luxurious tourist resorts on the coast
John tells us "We are building a centre where the community can meet to learn skills including woodwork, metalwork, arts and crafts and IT. It will also provide a treatment room for the doctor who visits once a month and a district nurse, providing better health care and vaccination."
The Bantaba Project will focus on helping people to help themselves, empowering communities through education and training workshops to benefit disadvantaged people in the community by tackling issues of illiteracy, health and poverty.
The photos show John, Rose Dawson, the main organiser and fundraiser, and fellow Rotarian Neil Whiteside on their recent visit