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11 Belgian students in The Gambia

Mar 15, 2010, 11:16 AM | Article By: Alieu Jabang

In respect of the mutual understanding and support that exists between the community of Gunjur, Kombo South and Erasmushogeschool Jette of Brussels in Belgium, a total number of 11 students arrived in The Gambia from Belgium for a five-week training on midwifery and teaching practices.

Out of the total number, four were attached to Gunjur Pre School, two in the lower basic school, one in the upper basic school and four at the Gunjur Health Centre, where they will be trained to support the community.

Speaking to our reporter on behalf of her fellow students, Ms. Leslie Taverniers, said while some students chose other countries to do their training, they decided to come to The Gambia. This, she added, is because of the friendliness of the Gambian people.

According to her, they find it very interesting to see how Gambians teach with less space and overcrowded classrooms, yet deliver up to expectation.

She expressed confidence that they will learn a lot from their Gambian counterparts before they complete their studies.

"We definitely feel like we are at home," she said.

The 11 students are Ms. Leslie Tarvernieers, Ms. Anouchka Lombardo, Ms. Jessica Lombaerts, Ms. Dorien Bomon, Ms.Wiene Pauwels, Ms. Melissa De Jaeger, Ms Arna Breynaert, Ms Sabrina Santon, Ms Alix Lenfant, Ms Lindsay Dierickxens, and Ms Annemie Cornu.

It could be recalled that this group is the 5th batch of students who arrived from the Kingdom of Belgium to The Gambia for training.