Headmistress of Nyodema Nursery School in Manjai Kunda has revealed that a total number of 550 students are currently under Belgian Friends of The Gambia (BFoTG) sponsorship in educational institutions in the Kanifing Municipality.
During a recent presentation of educational materials to BFoTG sponsored students at Nyodema Nursery School, Mariama Secka-Darboe said the sponsorship ranges from Nursery school to tertiary institutions, saying her institution was established in 1987.
“Belgian Friends sponsorship started here at Nyodema when I met the chairman Patrick de Vos and his wife Christa de Vos in 2002.”
She said from 2002 to date, the couple frequently visits the school to offer support to their sponsored students, adding that her school also benefited a lot of educational items from the Belgian friends kind gesture.
She said they facelifted her institution with two classroom blocks, one office, toilet and constructed their head office within her school premises. “They have raised both academic and social status of our sponsored students which we are proud of,” Mrs. Secka-Darboe said.
She said their Belgian friends have extended their benevolence to other schools within Kanifing Municipality and West Coast Region.