Norway-based Gambian charity; ActionGambia have recently donated learning
equipment to schools within the Greater Banjul Area (GBA) and to Edward Francis
Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul.
ActionGambia is a non-profit organisation founded by three Gambians towards helping schools within the GBA and some parts of the Central River Region (CRR) with the objective to compliment government efforts in developing the country’s education sector.
The donated materials included chairs, computers, calendars, tables, and laptops, with beneficiary schools including Bakau, Muhammedan, Albion and Bansang lower basic schools.
Haddy S. Njie, Headmistress of Bakau lower basic school hailed the donors for their continued support to the school, they have been supporting the school for the past five years. “The gesture will benefit both student and teachers,” she said.
Head of ActionGambia, Alhagie Jobarteh said, it is part of their responsibility to help Gambia’s education system, saying, “We want to focus exclusively on the educational sector and the main teaching hospital in Banjul. We cannot solve all the problems faced by these institutions but we promise to intervene and render our services where necessary,” he said.
Alhagie Cham, headmaster of Muhammedan lower basic school thanked the donors for helping his school, which, he said, is a clear manifestation of the organisation’s love for the development of education in the country.
Momodou Lamin Jammeh, spokesperson of EFSTH said the materials would always put smiles on the faces of the patients, nurses and doctors anytime they see them.