JCMF Awards 18 Scholarship to Needy Students

JCMF Awards 18 Scholarship to Needy Students

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The Jeggan Cole Memorial Foundation (JCMF) has recently presented scholarship packages to 18 students in various secondary schools in the Greater Banjul Area.

The award ceremony, which was held at the Alliance Francois along Kairaba Avenue, was attended by beneficiary students, their family members as well as the former classmates of the late Jeggan Cole.

Jeggan Cole Memorial Foundation is a registered charity based in The Gambia. It was founded in November 2014 and incorporated on the 15th day of January 2015. The objective of the Foundation is to provide educational support to needy and deserving students in Upper Basic and Senior Secondary Schools through its interrelated core programmes: scholarship, mentorship and service.

Modou Sarr, a former classmate of the late Jeggan Cole, who delivered a goodwill message to the beneficiaries on behalf of the late Cole’s mother, said the goal of the organization is to unleash the full potential of JCMF scholars for excellence and for them to ultimately participate meaningfully in the society.

He said JCMF among other things seeks to support the education of needy and deserving students through the provision of scholarship and mentoring services, and other educational facilities and infrastructure, while supporting the beneficiary students to develop a culture of service to their respective communities.

 

Asta Jobe, also a former classmate of the late Cole, thanked the beneficiary students and their parents for their respond and appreciation of the foundation’s efforts.

“As a foundation, we help kids plan their future,” she said, while calling for more support to the foundation.

The scholarship award presentation was characterized by a drama and poem presentation by students. They were also given various school materials such as textbooks, school bags among other things.

Reaching out through scholarship, mentoring and service is the motto of the foundation and thus it is living up to this as it continues to render services to the highest possible standard building the capacity of people for sustainable self-development development.

by Amie Susso