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 take that long to build the necessary partnership relationships; needs access, demonstrate real commitment and continue to seek to understand. This is mainly through the learning afforded through being patient and getting involved with new communities meaningfully. Most of all, working hard to develop a a growing group of young leaders. 

The cluster of projects that were gathered and delivered at the end of 2018 in The Gambia were golden. Why golden? The partnership of both organisations enabled well prepared and trained UK participants to match well prepared and involved Gambian community leaders and participants. With DOAF there is now a live and active Gambian committee and a youth network of invested stakeholders on the ground, organising, recruiting, sharing knowledge and driving their own dreams for their community organisations and themselves.

So the Solar installation training for electricians and construction workers; the Grassroots Football for youth, the Business Now training for entrepreneurs  and the plethora of projects delivered by the young people from Islington Virtual School;  shared learning that is now structuring our new partnership with the University of West England in 2019. Through the tunnel! 

 

 

A meeting of mind of language

A meeting of minds over language

Shared Learning

Shared Learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Training and Learning

Training and Learning

On the job

On the job

 

 

Keanu at work

Keanu at work

Watusi in the house

Watusi in the house