Through The Tunnel Learning

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in Vessel UK Projects

Sometimes all you can do is respond to the drive of purpose and keep on pushing… 2018 was an uphill push for The Vessel UK and our partner organisation Daughters of Africa Foundation (DOAF). After running many projects in other parts of Africa, the Gambia has been our base for the last five years. It does […]

Light and Design by Kerem Ali Asfurogu

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in Vessel UK Projects

Inspiring Young-Stars Community Library in Abuko The challenge each time for The Vessel UK is to support UK participants in putting together projects that are relevant for the African communities they wish to support. After 14 years operating, Gambia has had special attention for the last 4 years after much learning from our community work in Tanzania […]

Islington Virtual School boards the Vessel UK

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 in Vessel UK Projects

IN 2015 Femi Aiyebusi, Education and Mentoring Project Coordinator @ Islington Virtual School, volunteered as a Vessel UK leader. He valued the training and professional rigour that teaching African history and business to a ‘keen to learn’ audience entailed. The Gambian young adults kept him and his colleague Andrew Aoyejola, on their toes! They also […]

Looking Back at the EmpowerUS Project

Posted by on Aug 22, 2018 in Uncategorized, Vessel UK Projects

This reflection with Vessel UK participant Funmi Abari was a few months after she successfully delivered her wonderful project EmpowerUS for 42 young people and their leaders in The Gambia in December 2017.  Her friend, Ava Ansari also supported the project. The Vessel UK uses reflective practice throughout training and delivery to really tease out the learning […]

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 […]