Friday, 30 September 2016

Visitors from Timbuktu

When I was in Red Indigo the other night with my mum, we saw two chaps in turbans and African clothing leaving the restaurant after their meal, along with a chap in a suit who may have been an interpreter or some sort of minder.
According to the Hereford Times, they were Mahamane Bilal, a teacher, and Elmehdi Ag Wakina, a director at a Timbuktu charity AMSS, on an official visit to Hay as guests of Hay2Timbuktu.
Hay has been twinned with Timbuktu since 2007, and it's good to see contact is continuing, despite the unrest in Mali over the last few years. Hay Medical Centre is very much involved in helping with neonatal care in Timbuktu, and there is an education project between three schools in Timbuktu and Hay School and Gwernyfed High School.

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