Enfants de Maccarthy, a French charitable organisation based in Paris Monday
donated 30 packets of exercise books, 60 uniforms and 30 school bags to thirty
orphans at the Jangjanbureh Upper Basic School.
National coordinator of the organisation, Nfansu Jawara said the gesture was meant to support and enable the orphans to have access to quality education, promising that the organisation will continue to support the public on diverse areas such as health and security.
He appealed to the beneficiaries to make the best use of the materials, noting that the gesture is to create better learning environment for the youngsters.
Representative of the regional educational directorate, Tunkang Conteh expressed gratitude to the organisation for the gesture. He noted that the gesture is complementing government’s efforts in promoting education in the country.
Mr. Conteh said there is need to support orphans to be helped to achieve their aspirations in future, while advising beneficiaries to make the best use of the donated materials.
The school principal, Alhagie S. Camara commended the organisation for supporting the needy. “The gesture is important for enabling thirty students to get these valuable learning materials to ease their learning especially the orphans,” he said.
He revealed that supporting poor children in their education will increase school enrollment rate because some parents fail to send their children to school due to poverty.
He said the organisation had improved the condition of the school over the years through donations to the school with computers and furniture among others.
Mr. Camara advised the beneficiaries to take good care and use of the materials to enable the donor to continue the gesture. He called on the mothers clubs to support the orphans and the entire school.
Hawa Jarjusey, president of the school‘s mothers club thanked the organisation for the support, saying that the gesture was timely and important in sustaining the needy students in school.