The children of Gambia

I’m Festus Iheanacho writing from Gambia, e-mail: festusiheanacho1@gmail.com

Gambia is one of the smallest countries of West Africa, with a population of 2.5 million. The children in Gambia move from one place to the other, without fear of being raped. They walk unaccompanied along the streets and major roads.

Children play football in the fields of Gambia  

They ride their bicycles on the streets and major roads. In this festive period, children are on a holiday break. They walk outside – some in groups, some alone – in celebration of Christmas. They beat their drums on the streets of Gambia to celebrate Christmas.

Children in Gambia have a peaceful environment to play in and enjoy the peace of the world

This picture was taken in this festive period. The children are out on the streets in celebration of Christmas and the Gambia carnival.