Njie Foundation, a registered foundation in The Gambia dedicated to helping
less-heeled individuals and organizations last Thursday donated sanitary
materials to Gunjur Upper and Senior Secondary Schools.
Members of the foundation said the gesture is earmarked to keep the schools premises clean and ensure that students are protected from all forms of unhygienic conditions that may be detrimental to their health.
The foundation also sensitised over fifty (50) students on personal hygiene, education and the dangers of early sex.
Principal of the school Yahya M. Jobe said the move will help cement a bond of mutual relationship between his school and the foundation, adding that all they need is development.
“You cannot achieve anything in life without hard work. A school’s goodness and badness entirely depend on its students and not the teachers,” Mr. Jobe said, urging students to be proactive in their education in order to realize their full potentials in life.
Founder and chief executive officer of the foundation Ebrima Njie said the motive to form the foundation was driven by the inspiration and motivation he got from the people.
“When you have setbacks in life people tend to sideline you in the society. I am urging all of you not to fall on that track,” Mr. Jobe reminded the students.
He also reminded them that having the heart and determination towards their education and anything they do is the most important things they can do in their lives. “These are ideas and philosophies I used to establish this foundation.”
He said the foundation’s mission is to support future cohorts of this country in education to achieve their set targets and dreams.
Muhammed Jammeh, secretary general of the foundation said they will continue to be committed to supporting and mentoring students to choose right career path sand champion the course of education in the country.
He tasked the students to utilise the opportunity to excel in life and to read as much as possible.“If you want to preach more people then you have to know more and read as much”, he said.