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.
In December 2013, a group of 6 F4P coaches worked alongside 12 local coaches and stakeholders from the Gambian Village of Kartong Sport Committee, St.Martins Basic Cycle School and Sandele Eco Resort. It is the first time F4P has worked in The Gambia.
The 7 day programme began with training of local coaches in how to deliver the values based methodology and the locals teaching the visitors about local customs and circumstances. The group then worked with 146 boys and girls and 24 young men over four days in Football, Rugby and Netball.