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Information about the Gambia

The following information gives an introduction to Gambia, including a location map in Africa, a map and statistics on the population and geography of the country. There are also links to information about the culture and history of the Gambia.

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FGVI and the School for the Blind

This charity was founded in 1998 with the aim of raising funds for a purpose-built school for visually impaired children to be built at Kanifing, just outside the main town of Serrekunda, Gambia's largest town.

Until this was built GOVI's school for the blind and visually impaired consisted of two classrooms and a head teacher's office beside the Campama School in Banjul. Conditions at the old school were woefully inadequate, with a leaking roof and very little equipment, but the drive and commitment of the staff and the enthusiasm of the children were wonderful.

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