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15 Feb, 2014

Latest News - February 2014


Last Autumn the head nurse, Awa Bojang, at our Kankudibi Health Clinic was moved, by the government, to the hospital at Esseau, close to the port of Bara. She was replaced, so we still have 3 nurses and 1 midwife at the clinic.

Staff Kitchen

Following a request by the nursing staff work is to start to build a communal kitchen in the grounds of the clinic. [Awaiting photos]

Karantaba Ladies Group

Following the request from the ladies group, material has been bought so that a set of matching dresses can be made. They requested these dresses so that they can wear them on special occasions when welcoming guests to the Health Clinic, the school and weddings etc in the village. [Awaiting photos]

Health Clinic Ambulance

Recently a HANMAG F 46 [Benz 508D] vehicle was given to us by THE PASS IT FORWARD FOUNDATION. The presentation was made to Lamin Jarjou, on behalf of the JDD FUND, by Mawdo Malick John. This vehicle has now been converted to be used as an ambulance based at the Kankudibi Health Clinic @ Bakang. [Awaiting photos]

Quality Linen for the Clinic

Mr Gerard Lombardo, General Manager of Kairaba Beach Hotel, has very kindly donated a quantity of surplus materials to the Kankudibi Health Clinic. AmoungstĀ  these materials are: towels, pillows, pillow cases, bath towels, duvet covers, bath robes, to mention a few. These will be most welcome in the Health Clinic.

Parcels for Children @ Karantaba L B P School

On 16th January we delivered 50+ shoe boxes, filled with gifts from children @ Hallam Fields Junior School, Ilkeston, Derby, to Wynot Ltd ; Exeter. They were then loaded into a container for onward transport to children @ Karantaba Lower Basic Primary School, Jokadu District, North Bank, The Gambia. We will collect these boxes, from the docks, and take them the school, on our next visit, 1st week of April 2014. [ More news and photos on our return]