Action Gambia, a
non-governmental organisation based in Norway recently donated laptops,
printing machines, books, computers and pianos to Bakau Primary School, Albion
Methodist School in Banjul, Muhammedan School in Banjul and Kambengo Nursery
School in Sukuta to support Gambia’s education system.
The organisation consist of five Gambian members who are working towards helping institutions and schools in the Greater Banjul Area and beyond to help every person live a healthy and decent life.
Founder of the organization, Abdoulie Jobarteh, said they have been helping institutions and schools that are in need of help, saying government alone cannot do everything for the people.
He said they are offering support on humanitarian purpose and to instill hope in some of the less privileged people.
Batch Samba Njie, deputy founder of the organisation said the initiative started last year, saying “we felt that the schools need basic things to help the children learn effectively.”
He called on the students to be focus on their education and to continue making both their parents and teachers proud, promising them that the organisation will do its best to support them in the expansion of education in The Gambia.
Haddy Jammeh, headmistress of Bakau Primary School expressed gratitude to the organisation for the gesture, saying that last year the same organisation donated learning materials to the school. “The materials will go a long way in helping both the teaching staff and students.”
Deputy headmistress of Muhammedan School Yafatou Samba thanked the organisation for the gesture, promising that they will be responsibly utilised.
Mafugi Saidy, head teacher for Kambengo Nursery School emphasised the benefit of the organisation to the expansion of education in The Gambia, appealing to the organisation’s five determined committee members to continue supporting Gambia’s education sector.