Hand in Health assists schools in CRR
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Hand in Health, a US-based philanthropic organisation on Thursday donated educational materials; such as text books, to seven schools in the Central River Region north, as part of their contributiion towards the country’s education sector. The beneficiary schools included, Njau skill & Lower Basic School, Panchang Basic Cycle, Chamen, Kerr Auldi, Maka Ali Sarr, and Kaur Lower Basic Schools respectively.
Speaking during the presentation ceremony, the coordinator of Hand in Health in CRR, Isatou Ceesay, said her organisation’s area of intervention is primarily on health, but noted that they are now extending their operations to assist schools. Ceesay said among the projects that they extended to the community of Njau was a skill centre. She enjoined the parents of the community to send their children to school so as to enable them become productive citizens of the country.
Speaking on behalf of the regional education director, the
principal education officer, Alpha Camara, applauded the Hand in Health for the
worthwhile gesture, noting that the donation will go a long way in
complementing government’s effort in the provision of learning materials to the
schools. He asserted that the provision of library books to these schools will
contribute to the attainment of quality education. Camara urged parents in the area to send their students to
school for their own good.
The ward councilor, Amie Channeh-Ceesay thanked the coordinator of Hand in Health for the donation and assured that it will go a long way in helping the students.
Author: Lamin SM Jawo in CRR