German NGO assists communities in LRR
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Si-Kunda German-Gambia Association, a charitable organisation based in Germany
recently handed over three milling machines and school furniture worth over
D400, 000 to the community of Si-kunda village and Kaiaf Upper and Senior
Secondary Schools respectively in the Lower River Region. The donated
items include three rice, coos and oil milling machines, 30 classroom tables,
30 benches, three conference tables and 18 chairs.
Speaking at various presentation ceremonies held at the beneficiary communities, the deputy governor of the Lower River Region, Abou Njie described the donations as important; a move he said will go a long way in improving the daily activities of the recipients.
He urged the beneficiaries to make best use of the donated itemswhile commending the benefactor for complementing the efforts of the government.
The principal education officer at the Region Four Education Directorate in Mansakonko, Demba Jawo, commended the Association for donating furniture to Kaiaf Upper and SeniorBasic Schools. He described the gesture as important in the sense that it will add value to the county’s quest for quality education in its school system across the county. He advised the beneficiaries, especially the students to take good care of the furniture so as to enable others to benefit from them.
The national coordinator of Yeribah Si-kunda Association, Ansumana Drammeh, explained that it was registered in the Gambia in 2008. He informed that his organisation is committed to building a link between the community of Jarra Si-kunda and the people in Germany with the overall objective of empowering the people of The Gambia especially those in Jarra and the surrounding villages.
Author: Salifu M.Touray in Soma LRR