Belgian Friends of The Gambia (BFoTG), a charity based in Belgium recently donated learning and agricultural materials to schools within the Kanifing Municipality and the West Coast Region.
The charity is committed to ensuring a better and quality education for children of this country.
At a presentation ceremony held at Siffoe Lower Basic School on Tuesday, the Deputy Headteacher of the school, Alieu Badjie expressed gratitude to the Belgian charity through their chairman, Patrick De Vos for the continues support to the school.
“BFoTG are helping us for the past (8) eight years and their first areas of intervention were the construction of the food vendor’s canteen, building of the school dining room, donation of learning materials among others,” he stated.
According to him, anytime BFoTG visited the school they will bring along with them something that would give impact to the institution.
He revealed that the Belgian charity is currently sponsoring (20) twenty students in the Siffoe village, adding that five are from Siffoe Lower Basic School, five from Nursery School and ten from Upper Basic School.
The chairman of the Belgian Friends of The Gambia (BFoTG), Patrick De Vos, urged the beneficiaries to use the donated materials in promoting quality education in their schools, adding that the move is meant to ensure a better education for the country’s future leaders.
“We will remain keen about the need to explore our partnership with the authorities especially in the areas of education, health, agriculture in order for us to deliver quality learning materials to students in the country,” he stated.
De Vos described education as a vital pathway to creating better economic conditions for any nation, saying it also supports dignity, health and the wellbeing of all human being.
He described their intervention areas in the country as a great initiative and something that his charity cherished and will continue to strengthen.
The charity, according to him, is currently sponsoring 76 students at Bakoteh Annex; Bakoteh Proper 31 students; Bakoteh Upper Basic 37 students; Siffoe Lower Basic 20 students; Jambanjelly Nursery School 91 students; St Therese’s Lower Basic 31; Latri-Kunda Upper Basic School 8 and Nyodema Nursery School 50.
Some of the parents of the beneficiary students, who spoke to the Daily Observer at the various sites, thanked the Belgian charity for the move.
They promised that the items donated would be fully utilized in the promotion of quality education in the country.
by Lamin B. Darboe