British philanthropists provide borehole at Wullinkama LBS

Thursday, January 17, 2019

A group of philanthropists from the United Kingdom have sponsored a borehole project at Wullinkama Lower Basic School facilitated by Alhagie Darboe.

The group has been supporting projects in The Gambia since 2013 in Sibanor, Penyem, Tubakuta, Latiriya and Rumba.

The school’s headmaster Abbas AS Cham commended the donors and their Gambian partner for helping the school, saying the borehole will essentially ease their water access burden. 

He explained that the school was established in September 2012 but grew faster than its capacity, saying they started with a population of two hundred pupils which now grew to over a thousand.

He said the school’s major challenge was water, which has now being addressed and now space and classrooms. “Students used to move helter-skelter in search for water and that usually led them to miss lessons.”

Landing Janneh, chairman of the school management committee described water as life and thanked the philanthropists for ending their cry.

Omar Nyassi also thanked the philanthropists for addressing one of their biggest challenges but also appealed for the expansion of the school which, he said is running out of space to accommodate classrooms.

Head of the philanthropists Hellen Jortin said they have been visiting The Gambia for years in which they have been giving support to people. “We realized that the future of the country will be brighter with education and that was why we decided to invest in it.” 

Author: Aji Jatou Sanneh