GAMRUPA donates to health facilities, schools
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Gambia Rural Poor Association (GAMRU, a community-based organisation in the Kombo South District village of Siffoe, West Coast Region, recently donated health and education equipment to 10 health facilities and two schools within the Kanifing Municipality and the West Coast Region.
The presentation ceremony, held at the Siffoe Lower Basic School grounds, saw the donation of over 100 medical uniforms, black boards and books to Brikama, Siffoe, Gunjur, Mandinary, Serrekunda and Fajikunda health centers. Both Siffoe Senior and Lower Basic Schools also benefited from the gesture.
the ceremony, Kalifa Kanteh, a member of the organisation, informed that since
the establishment of the group, it has made several donations of health and
education equipment to many institutions in West Coast Region and beyond. The
equipment, he said were provided to them by their main partners called GAMRUPA
While indicating that health and education are some of the main intervention areas of his organisation, Kanteh informedthat a lot of achievements have been made in those areas since inception. “We must always help our people particularly in the areas of health and education,” he told the gathering.
Also speaking at the occasion, a representative of the West Coast Regional health team, Muhammed Lamin Ceesay described the gesture as a support to national development and the improvement of the country’s health and education sectors. The health equipment, he said would go a long way in addressing some of the problems they face, especially uniforms.
assuring that the equipment will be put to the intended purpose, Ceesay used
the occasion to commend the members of GAMRUPA for the gesture. The
president of GAMRUPA, Lamin Camara, who doubles as the head master of Siffoe
Lower Basic School, and Bakary Badjie, spoke about the organisation’s immense
support to the health and education sectors of the country.
GAMRUPA is an association that aimed at enhancing the socio-economic development of the rural poor people through the promotion of health, education and sports, among others.
Author: Amadou Jallow