GAA donates to Gambian schools
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The Gambia American Association (GAA) of Washington DC in the United States recently donated 100 school bags, books and other materials to three schools in The Gambia. The beneficiary schools are Nema Nursery School, Gunjur Lower Basic School and the Gambia Senior Secondary School.
Speaking at the various presentations held in Banjul, Nema & Gunjur, Alhaji Momodou Njie alias Biri Biri, the GAA goodwill ambassador for Disaster Relief, said he is happy to be associated with such an event, noting that the association (GAA) is doing a lot for Gambian communities. He stated that the aim of the association is to support communities in the country, while urging other Gambians in the Diaspora to emulate the efforts of the GAA and support the country’s development process.
Biri Njie disclosed that last year the association gave him a prestigious award in honour of his contribution towards sports in The Gambia. Numa Nursery School and Gunjur Lower Basic both received school bags, whilst the Gambia Senior Secondary School received books for its library.
The Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) organisation recently disclosed at a press conference held at the Gambia Press Union in Bakau, that it will train close to 500 African leaders by 2015. Speaking at the press briefing, the co-ordinator of the organisation, Abdou Gueye, said the LEAD Africa Fellowship Programme was founded by Rock a Fella. He added that Rock a Fella trained some people in Nigeria in 1992.
Receiving the donated items, the headmaster of Gunjur Lower Basic School, Kebba Fatty thanked the GAA for the timely gesture. He appealed to the association to help the school with other learning materials. Speaking earlier, Nyillan Faye, a GAA youth representative in Washington DC, said the association is formed mainly to support Gambian communities and every year they plan to support more schools in the country.
Author: Momodou Faal