Help a School Project, a charitable organisation based in Germany on Thursday donated educational materials to Busumbala-Farato Lower Basic School in Kombo North, West Coast Region.
The donated items include chairs, tables, desktop computers, a laptop, plates and printers, worth over hundreds of thousand Dalasis. The donors said this is all geared towards enhancing and supporting quality education for children.
At the handing over ceremony, Ian Thompson, aka Jah Turban, a Jamaican based in Germany, who is also the founder of Help a School Project, thanked God for fulfilling a promise he made to the school during one of his visits, assuring that he would continue to support the school in the attainment of the quality education in the country.
Haddy Colley-Gaye, headmistress of the school, expressed gratitude to the donors for the benevolent gesture, and expressed confidence that it would contribute to promoting quality education.
She assured that the materials would be put into good use.
John Mendy, cluster monitor at the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, thanked the Germany-based charity for contributing to the promotion of quality education in The Gambia. He desctibed this initiative as complementary to the Ministry’s drive towards quality and accessible education in the country.
Mendy also assured the donors that the materials would be used as intended.
Sarjo Demba, Chairman of the Parent-Teacher Association applauded the efforts of the Help the School Project, while describing the donation as timely.
He thus urged other philanthropists to emulate the Germany-based charity.
Ismaila Manneh, country coordinator of the NGO, reiterated his organisation’s commitment and dedication towards complementing Government’s efforts in ensuring quality education in the country.
He expressed optimism that the collaboration between his organisation and the school would continue to flourish for years to come.
by Aji Fatou Faal-Sonko
& Alhagie Babou Jallow