Travindy, a blog about responsible tourism, have interviewed our partners at the Sandele Eco Retreat in The Gambia. Geri and Maurice, who set up the Sandele Foundation in order to support local environmental and economic development by facilitating locally owned environmentally friendly solutions, talked about their work, peer to peer (P2P) training for the locals, cooperation with the University of Brighton as well as Football 4 Peace.
F4P coaches and volunteers have been accommodated in the Sandele Eco Retreat since 2013. Together F4P and Sandele have worked closely with the local community initially in training individuals using the Peer 2 Peer Capacity Building methodology for sustainable tourism and later in the F4P methodology. F4P training camps since December 2013 have led to the establishment of F4P Gambia to ensure continuous work with children across the villages of the ‘People’s Coast’ and to promote local ownership of the programme as well as skill development for the Gambian coaches.
Read the full interview here.