Group based in France who are currently in The Gambia, recently handed over a
container full of assortment of medicines and equipment to Bafrow Medical
Centre in Serekunda.
This was part of their annual activities to give support to the people of The Gambia via health centres.
The items donated included chairs, beds, incubators, tables, wheel chairs, various drugs among others worth €28,000.
In a separate development, Egalise Group, in collaboration with Lion Club presented prizes of their annual French essay competition held at SOS Senior Secondary School in Bakoteh.
Six emerged winners but the three best outstanding students were awarded (100 Euro) each while others were given novels as sources of motivation and encouragement.
The presentation of prizes to six students was a collaboration between Egalise team and Lion club based in France; each contributed one hundred and fifty euros toward the French essay writing competition for SOS Senior Secondary School in Bakoteh.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Fatou Waggeh, Director of Bafrow Medical Center, said the clinic is a non-governmental organization that has been in existence for the past twenty-five years.
Director Waggeh said over the years, Bafrow clinic centre has been doing a lot of activities, ranging from health, women empowerment and functional literacy targeting the most vulnerable young women and children.
They have been working with the Egalise Group over the years now, she noted.
She commended Egalise Group for their immense contribution in supporting the Bafrow medical clinic, all geared towards boosting the health sector of The Gambia.
She stressed on the importance attached to the Bafrow medical clinic, saying the money generated from the clinic is always ploughed back to the community.
She assured the items would greatly help in supporting their activities. “We acknowledge the support rendered by the Egalise Group in France and we assure them of our close collaboration as well as putting the items to good use.”
For his part, Ousman Badjie, counterpart facilitator based in The Gambia, said Egalise has been contributing immensely in the areas of education and health for the past couple of years.
He disclosed that plans are underway for them to meet the officials of the Ministry of Agriculture to see ways that they could sponsor some communities in The Gambia.
Mr. Badjie also commended Egalise for their commitment in assisting Bafrow Medical clinic with equipment and medicines.
“We hope and pray that this partnership will grow from strength to strength as the presentation of prizes to students was to encourage them to focus more on French language,” he said.
Also speaking, Louise Mendy, vice Principal of SOS Bokoteh Senior Secondary School, thanked Egalise Group for their continued support to the school.
He assured the Egalise Group that the donated novels would be put to good use. “We hope to build more future partnership with the Egalise group who are real partners in development.”
For his part, the president of Egalise, Serge Thevenot, said the presentation was part of their annual activities to support the people of The Gambia and encourage the students to continue to participate more in the French competition