About the Book
3, 2, 1
3 months - staying in Abene, in Senegal, West Africa. Living in the local community, with no mod cons!
2 languages to learn - French and Mandinka.
1 project - in collaboration with the local community
"This journal that Christina kept during her stay in Abene is both an interesting peek into this tiny rural community in Senegal and a fascinating insight into the work involved setting up a sustainable community charity such as Abene Karantaa."
Edited by journalist and Abene Karantaa trustee Desmond Davies, with photographs by Christina Ballard and introduction by founding Abene Karantaa trustee Rachel Coleshill.
I set up a community development charity working in West Africa, this year. I wrote a blog during a three-month long stay in remote rural villages in Senegal. The book 3, 2, 1 tells the story of the beginning of the charity Abene Karantaa through the blog and photographs. Abene Karantaa provides opportunity and a way out of poverty in West Africa.