That's almost a week since we returned from our trip to Gambia and my emotions are still very rooted in my mind.
I can still us see off the plane when we arrived, we wondered what we would all live like experiences during this week. While waiting for our luggage, a man came to me and he wonder if this was my first trip to Gambia, I said yes and he said his African accent "welcome in The Gambia, once you set foot in Gambia Never again you will be able to leave, your soul will always be here, "I think he is right, one week I went back home and I'm still there in Gambia.
Despite the intensive pace of this trip, I realized that the Gambian people, despite the poverty in every corner, is a proud people and very friendly, I love the way they think, as I was told a WFP warehouseman in the filing of "we do not have much and we are not so unfortunate" thing I have checked several times during this week, an example for us to think in our Western consumer society. On the ferry while I was taking some pictures of the gambia's beautiful landscape , a man asked me "why are you here sir" by explaining what we were doing here, I saw her eyes shining, he explained, he come from Kerewan, he worked all week in the port of Banjul and was returning to his family and was proud of what WFP doing to her children Kerewan because its Children (6) were in school we had visited later in the day, a day filled with emotion, the most beautiful of all to me.
I regret that this mission does not pass either of two weeks because I think we missed a lot about WFP's work in The Gambia.
I thank the team of WFP (the direction to the driver) for this extra ordinary week they gave us and friendship they gave us during those six days that I'm not ready to forget