Development Through The Beautiful Game

Posted by on Jul 29, 2018 in African Partnerships

Those that know me well will know I am no fan of football. I can barely sit through a game which is one of my noted shortcomings according to two of my football passionate sons. However, I do admire what football and sport in general achieves in terms of bringing people together, opening conversations and […]

Gathering the Riches

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in African Partnerships

2017 was a wonderful year for The Vessel UK, as it took small steps forward in it its bid to create synergy in its partnership with   (DOAF). The work model works in two ways – The Vessel UK provides  training for people to deliver projects in Africa and the Daughters of Africa Foundation (registered in […]

Stop pretending to think Sustainability!

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017 in Vessel UK Projects

I remember years ago when working in Zanzibar, I came across an American company that had been working there for several years. Despite this, when their computers broke down they sent for a colleague in the States who took the opportunity to have a holiday!  My point is that there was no thought given to training […]

By labour comes wealth. – Yoruba Proverb

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in African Partnerships

  The Vessel UK has now been sharing skills in local communities in The Gambia since 2014. The learning from our previous journeys to Tanzania and Kenya have really borne fruit. This year has been rich and joyful in its developments. In May Michael E Hamilton a skilled community development practitioner and youth worker of long […]

The Vessel In Action

The Vessel In Action

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in African Partnerships, The Vessel Gambia 2015

The Vessel, Summer 2015 – Gambia The second Vessel journey took place in Gambia this summer. We worked with 140 young people and some exciting new partners. The team started as a group who were nervous, barely knew each other and who, bar one, had never set foot in West Africa before. We shared an eager […]