group of philanthropists from the United Kingdom have sponsored a borehole
project at Wullinkama Lower Basic School facilitated by Alhagie Darboe.
group has been supporting projects in The Gambia since 2013 in Sibanor, Penyem,
Tubakuta, Latiriya and Rumba.
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.
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.
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.”
Janneh, chairman of the school management committee described water as life and
thanked the philanthropists for ending their cry.
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.
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.”