Towards the end of March one of Hippo Leasing’s sub-prime department team members partook in an annual visit to Gambia. This was no holiday and in fact was another week of work but in a completely different environment for a worthy cause.
For this trip Hippo sent Shirley over to Gambia with a selection of stationery including colouring pencils, Hippo Motor Group pens and pencils.
Shirley visited the Janet School in Sullay Jobe which caters for children aged between 4 and 14 providing education and health care that before the charity built the school was not readily available. A regular school day for the children is not to dissimilar to that of an English school but does have a huge focus on speaking the English language as it isn’t their first language but from a very young age they become fluent.
The school is aiming to try and keep children in education until they are 18 to give them a better grasp of their subjects and a solid foundation for their future. Shirley said My aim is to raise awareness of the challenges that are faced on a daily basis by pupils