Bantaba November 2023

Irene and John return to Bantaba


Irene Childerley of Cambridge Sawston Rotary and John Martin from Cambridge Rotary, returned to The Gambia in November to work on the final phase of building the education and skills centre in Saloum Daba, Madiana.

Since our last visit the Gambian workers and apprentices successfully tiled the shower, toilets and kitchen. Metal doors and windows with glass were hand made and fitted.

Our main task was to work with the electrician to install electricity using solar panels for the education and nursing centre.

John continued to teach carpentry by working with the boys to build a partition to separate the IT centre from the living accommodation.

We handed over 3 laptops donated by Rutherford Rotary, which were cleaned and updated by Emmaus Reboot.

In the IT room, John also set up a television with DVD player that was donated by friends.

We distributed the hundreds of books received from Duxford Primary school to the Madiana Village Development Committee and visited a very rural impoverished islamic school with some more books.

We arranged the final handover with the VDC and appointed our new manager Bob Jallow who is setting up a committee to run the centre for the benefit of the community, while making it sustainable. The Keita family will continue to live on site and help in running the centre.

We still need to raise funds to reimburse the expenses and to continue to support the running of the centre, especially in the first year when income from the project will be limited.

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Held at Sawston Village College

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including visit to our Church

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Irene and John return to Bantaba

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Talk by our Own Scholar

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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

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Visit to Bridgend Gardens and The Fry Gallery Saffron Walden

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Beneficiaries Announced

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The ladies girls trip on the Ouse

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Joining Rose Dawson at Bantaba

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Held at The George Babraham

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We were lucky to have visit

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Provided by Sawston Fun Run

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Held at Queens College Cambridge

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talk by Matt Nelson

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2023 Sawston Fun Run

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Our task was to figure out who Socketed the Robot-Mad Professor and Bolted?

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A tiny bit belated

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At Kingsway Golfing Centre

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35th Charter dinner

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Registration now open www.sawstonfunrun.co.uk

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By Cambridge Rotary Club

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Irene hands over to Bill

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At our Charter Dinner held at Queen's College

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Hosted by Cambridge Rotary Club

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speaker Rose Bloomfield

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Held at President Bills home in Babraham

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providing aid in Madagascar

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An evening of eating, drinking and quizzing

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For once on Valentines Day

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Annual event at Wimpole

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at the Navigator Little Shelford

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Annual handover at The George

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Held at The Belfry Cambourne

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held at the George Babraham

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Speaker Donna Talbot

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