The Print Shop
When we visited the Gambia in 2016 we
were very aware of the fact that if anything happened to us the whole charity
would close down and there would be great hardships on the Gambian people that
rely on us. It was therefore very
important that we set up some sort of project that would carry on if the
charity ran into problems and would be able to help continue the work already
set up. During our first meeting with
the Link Committee it was obvious that this had already occurred to them and
they had several plans to set up a major project to cover all
eventualities. One of these was to set
up a Print Shop that would take orders from schools to print the various forms
that they need for their administration .
The demand was reckoned to be very high and the existing printers seemed
to be very lax in their supply.
This whole scheme seemed to be too
expensive for the charity, but, after a lot of research on the web a fully
reconditioned commercial printer as obtained and shipped out. The set up seemed to take very little time
and they were in production before we knew it.
At the same time elections for their national
president were taking place and, to everyones surprise, a new president was
elected. The print shop printed out a
calendar with the new presidents picture with all his cabinet on it and this
made good sales to a rejoicing population.
This project has been so successful
that we have sent out another reconditioned printer to keep them going if the
first one breaks down.