This trip was made with a group of eleven people: 8 volunteers, (seven of whom were rotarians) and 3 film crew.
Back row: Linda Lamb, Rene Briggs, Ned Clark, Linda Taylor, Larry Beckett, Benedicte Schoyen, Leslie Clark, Louine Skankey, Bob Davis, Bob Skankey, Dana Huffman
You have to be pretty tough to volunteer in a country where 16 armed guards must accompany you everywhere.
And those few dirt roads may be marked with white rocks–which is not a decoration, but indicates the mines have been removed…
Nothing was easy this trip, but no one ever complained, everyone helped out, volunteered, helped each other…
Seven of the group were rotarians who were helping out and checking out a series of projects which have been funded by Rotary International.
This was one of the most challenging, but most successful of the many trips I have made in my 20 years of travel to Niger.
We all worked hard and laughed hard. Here is our Halloween celebration in the dunes. We carved watermelons instead of pumpkins.
Thank you all for your great energy and spirit. The nomads will remember you.