Trustees’ visit November 2019

The Chair and Secretary travelled to The Gambia Nov 1 – Nov 10. As it turnd out, this was the last face to face contact before the global Covid pandemic impacted! They were able to hand over the 2nd year Bendon Bursary cash instalments to its two recipients Chernor K. Jallow and Lamin Njie – you can see updates on their progress under the ‘Projects’ menu. They also took used spectacles for the Eye Care For All (ECFA) Charity.

Most significantly, they were able to meet with key contacts from the ECFA Charity thanks to the efforts of Chernor our Clinical Advisor Trustee (CAT). This was a very productive meeting and it was agreed that aidgambia TCHC would support the fantastic work of ECFA and its volunteer support staff through match funding of projects. Members of the ECFA team were encouraged to apply for Bendon Bursaries to support their degree studies as they entered the third year.