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a short walk in the gambian bush…..

Posted in Helen Jones - Wordly Images by hellyj on August 20, 2009

a 700 mile odyssey

a 700 mile odyssey

Please visit

http://www.adventuretravelblogs.com/700miles

for updates on the expedition

Where: The Gambia, West Africa

When: November-December 2009

What: To circumnavigate The Gambia, West Africa, by foot from the ‘Gardens for Life’ project  in the Western Division of the country and returning there approximately 8 weeks later (see map pg8)

Why: A Twofold Expedition:-

• An Anglo/Gambian journey to preserve, through photographic and audio means, a modern account of the people and stories of rural Gambia. This collection of pictures and words  will lay the foundations for a unique multi-media interactive website to be used as an ongoing tool to conserve these oral histories and current observations of life in The Gambia by Gambians. The photographs  taken along the way will also be used to produce a, first of its kind, fine art ‘coffee-table’ book of The Gambia.

•‘Gardens For Life’ (an Eden Project) charity, which help to educate, support and encourage schools and children around the world on how to create gardens and grow their own food. GFL also have a number of these gardens in The Gambia. Therefore, the walk will be a fund-raising tool for the charity and the Gambian schools, through sponsorship and donations.

Who: Jason Florio, Helen Jones & local Gambian’s, Abdouli Janneh & Mohammed Njie

please link to my ‘other blog’ www.ashortwalkinthegambianbush.wordpress.com for further updates.

this is what has been keeping me busy lately……expeditions are  a full time job!! please pass the link around as we will need as much support as possible (and a wee bit of sponsorship for the walk too……more on that a little later on). Thank you! Hxxxx 🙂

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  1. Katie said, on August 21, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    sounds fantastic.. and very exciting, will certainly pass the link along 🙂

  2. hellyj said, on August 22, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    i know. very exciting! but hard work too……arranging an expedition is certainly not a piece of cake, lets put it that way! however……….it’ll be so worth it.

    thanks Katie for agreeing to pass the link on……put it on your FB if you like – please 🙂

    have a great weekend
    Hx

  3. Katie said, on August 23, 2009 at 2:16 am

    It does sound a massive undertaking, no doubt about that… but I am also just a teeny bit envious…such a wonderful adventure aswell as having real purpose.

    Will certainly post on my FB

    you too 🙂
    x


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