I am currently at an internet cafe in Soma and I only have 25 min to type this and maybe another post so here I go
The first week we stayed in Kombo (not a city but a metro district kind of like the boroughs of NYC ) There were 36 of us , two have left for personal reasons, divided into 19 health volunteers and 16 agriculture volunteers. Agro volunteers stayed at the transit house in Kombo near the beach. We stayed there for a week while we were oriented and reoriented about Gambian languages and culture.
On 10/10 we left for our training villages where I met my new host family who will help train me to learn Mandinka (that’s Kunta Kinte’s language). I have a large family which I will elaborate on later. Lests jut say that kids are kids (annoying but sweet dirt magnets), big sisters are still bossy, and little brothers will always find a way to drive you crazy.
I go to my permanent site after Dec 9 and I’ll talk more about that later.
Fo Nyaato (until later in mandinka)