Rotary Club of Banjul on Monday presented educational materials ranging from
textbooks among others to Brufut Upper and Senior Secondary School.
The gesture, according to officials, was part of the activities making the 38th Gala Dinner of the Rotary Club of Banjul and also contributing their quota towards the attainment of quality education in the school.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the school ground, the President of Rotary Club of Banjul HRH RTN, Moshood K.B. Abolade, who also doubles as the King of Yoruba Community in The Gambia dwelt on the significance of the gesture.
The donation, he added, was part of their humanitarian gesture in supporting the needy and less privileged people.
He said Rotary Club of Banjul was established in 1979 with the ultimate aim of contributing their quota toward socio-economic development of The Gambia from all sectors.
The president of the Rotary Club of Banjul added that since the inception of the club in The Gambia, they have rendered tremendous achievement in all sectors of development, more especially in education as they were able to open a science laboratory with a view to helping students build their educational career.
The books donated to the school, he continued, could be used up to tertiary level and expressed optimism to continue supporting the school.
The principal of the school, Mohammed F. Jabbie, thanked the donors for their continued assistance to the school since 1994.
Students of Brufut Upper and Senior School, he went on, are performing extremely well, thus the books and other educational learning materials donated would go a long way in complementing their effort in achieving quality and relevant education in the school.
Principal Jabbi urged the students to make best use of the books donated to them and to desist from all activities that jeopardise their education career, while he assured that the materials would be put into good use.
The past president of Rotary Club of Banjul, Abdoulie Cham and president-elect Modou Lamin Camara, both dwelled on the importance of education towards national development.
Rotary Club of Banjul they added is a non-political and religious organisation which is aimed at supporting the needy people in the country.