Established in 1997, The Castellan African Trust (C.A.T.) was started by a UK family on holiday in The Gambia.
Castellan has a team of health professionals who are now working with Health Professionals in The Gambia to implement the training of Traditional Birthing Attendants (TBAs). The charity has funded the education of well over 200 children many of whom have found jobs or are now in further education, also a program to fund Midwifery students through to qualification by scholarship.
So after two years in the planning the TBA team set out from Devon for Africa. A not inconsiderable journey preceded by an unwelcome drive. However White Horse Motors were at hand to help with this. Doctors, Nurses and others from the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital were on their way.