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Isatou Jallow      
Gambian, Mother

Isatou Jallow is a single mother working at a local market in Banjul. She shares her thoughts regarding the negative impacts regarding lack of educational opportunties. 

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Fatoumatta Sillah      
Gambian, Mother

Like most families living below the poverty line, Fatoumatta Sillah cannot afford her son's school fees. She watched her sons drop-out of school because of financial problems. However, she firmly believes that one day her kids will have a better life.

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Amet Sidibeh       
Gambian, Father

Amet Sidibeh works at the local market in Banjul, Republic of  The Gambia. He believes education is crucial for national development.

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Momodou Diop      
Gambian, Father

Like most families living below the poverty line, Momodou Diop did not have the opportunity to receive an education, and he could not imagine his children suffering the same fate. He is now working really hard to pay his children's school fees.

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Aminatta Joof    
Gambian, Mother

Aminatta Joof is a local fish seller at the local Banjul market. She said that sometimes business is really difficult and she does not make any sales. Therefore, financial difficulties make it difficult for her to support her children through school.

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Mam Jarra Gaye   
Gambian, Mother

Due to poverty, Mam Jarra Gaye could not afford to sponsor her sons throughout their education. Thus, her sons were foreced to drop out of school before they could graduate.

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