Over the years, we have supplied a number of primary schools which were starting up with all kinds of school materials, thanks to our sponsors. As is the case with helping our friends from the previous chapter, we never give any money to – let’s say – the headmaster, but instead we go and purchase the necessary materials personally and later on we deliver them ourselves at the school concerned. Thus, we are 100% certain that the money is spent for the good cause and not some individual’s pockets! In this way, there aren’t any ‘third parties’ and the chance of embezzling money is excluded …!
Should you desire to help schools and the like in The Gambia, take this way of support to heart. In a poor country like The Gambia, money corrupts a lot quicker than you would expect!!
Henk & Hennie Meeuwis
Doing homework the Gambian way!!