Schoolchildren in the Gambia


I’m back from a trip to Africa’s smallest country: The Gambia. There’s a lot of stories to tell about this tiny republic… and pictures to show of course, like this one. Visiting a children’s school in The Gambia can be confronting and rewarding at the same time. These two girls stood out to me because the older girl was watching over the younger girl with such great care. An endearing sight!



  • Great pic Tine! Can’t wait to read more about your time in the Gambia! Such an interesting looking country on a map!

  • Beautiful picture! It is indeed both rewarding and confronting to visit a school in The Gambia. During my visit to The Gambia I found that most of the children really liked going to school and they all wanted to become a doctor or a teacher. 🙂 We visited a school in a remote area and the thing that struck me the most was the lack of proper school supplies, paper and pens were a luxury (in fact they prefer pencils and a gum, so they can erase what they’ve written and use the paper again). We’ve tried to support this school the best way we could (although they didn’t ask for anything!) but the best way to help is to support a good foundation. Sometimes traveling is also about ‘giving back’ I think. 🙂

  • Hello! Probably we was there at the same time isn’t it? Good shot. Congrats!

    • Correct! 🙂 Thanks for the comment, that means a lot coming from a photographer like you!

  • Great picture! But isn’t the Cape Verde islands the smallest country in Africa? 😉

    • Yes well, I meant the mainland 😉

      • Everyone forgets poor little Cape Verde islands (I am going there in September). But Gambia is for me hopefully next year with Senegal. 🙂

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