The Background Bakau skills centre project ongoing for approx 15 years Part of Presidents International Award (D of E connections) GAMSCOT Regular Scottish Youth Groups Close links with Highland, Falkirk and D&G New skills centre being developed in Kerewan
Presidents International Award D of E has sister-organisations throughout Commonwealth Service, Skills, Physical Gambian emphasis on skills Bakau Centre Self-funding Skills car mechanics, cookery, woodwork, metalwork, business studies, IT… Kerewan under construction
Impetus for 2010 trip Meldrum pupils went out in 2009 and helped build a skills centre at Kerewan Directors link with the project Support from Wood Family Trust Link to D of E Award for pupils
Travel Details - Flights Going Out Monday 14 th June 2010 Coming Back Wednesday 30 th June 2010
Health & Safety Vaccination program essential Yellow Fever, Hepatitis, Typhoid Malaria
Issues to Consider Medical Weather Food & Drink Group Management Everyday risks Inappropriate Behaviour Project work Wild life
What were doing 3 or 4 days at Bakau Motel(!), shared rooms, occasional running water and power, Restaurant Acclimatisation, preparation for project, some work locally, sight-seeing 4 or 5 days at Kerewan Building work, limited water / sanitation Sleeping in local school, group cooking Last few days at Bakau Some work etc., but mostly R & R?
Essential kit Light tops and shorts / skirt (1 smart set) Long sleeve shirt, trousers, hat with brim Sandals & closed-toe shoes / trainers Alcohol-based, anti-bacterial dry soap, multi-purpose liquid soap Insect-repellent, sun glasses & sun screen Rehydration sachets & iodine drops Torch / camera / duvet cover Mosquito nets (2)