Norwegian philanthropists give food items
Monday, July 16, 2012
Butterfly Association, a Norwegian charitable organisation, on Thursday donated
food items to ABC Nursery School in Ebo Town, Kanifing Municipality.
The donated items, which included 61 bags of rice, 19 liters of oil, 320 liters of oil, and seven mosquito nets, formed part of theAssociation’s D15 million annual project, targeting five nursery schoolsand a lower basic school in the country.
the presentation ceremony, the proprietress of ABC Nursery School, Anbjorg
Juliussen, a Norwegian herself, disclosed that the Butterfly Association has
been sponsoring 1,800 kids in the country, to acquire education at the level of
nursery and primary schools. She further disclosed that with the help of
sponsors, they were able to build five nursery schools and a primary school,
where they offer free education.
Juliussen asserted that they are delighted to help the people of The Gambia, saying the country is a peaceful and blessed one. She further disclosed that Jeshwang Health Center was built as part of their projects, and thatthey have employed a total number of 150 staff in the country. The Assocaition, Juliussen went on, is also working in the area of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Brikama.
part, the coordinator of ABC Nursery School, Muhammed Touray, expressed delight
to be part of the initiative, and commended the Association for its good
services to humanity. He noted that their goals, among other things, are to
help the needy and the poor in terms of education and feeding in the country.
Touray, who has been working with the school for the past 10 years, disclosed that a lot of kids benefited from thair sponsors over the years, with some receiving bags of rice and oil twice in a year; whilst some receive it on a monthly and quarterly basis. He attested that the sponsors are clean hearted people, whom he said have spent their lives in helping the poor.
Author: Fatoumata Ceesay