Gam-UK Foundation donates to UTG, College, health, others

Monday, July 02, 2018

Gam-UK Foundation, a charitable organization offering free skill training services to Gambians, through their Making a Difference (MAD) Foundation recently donated educational and health materials to University of The Gambia (UTG), The Gambia College and some health facilities.

The donated items include; king size notice boards and beds to the UTG and Gambia College and 5 hospital beds, walking frames, clutches, bandages, and delivery pads to Mandinary Health Centre and office table to Jamisa senior secondary school in Brikama. These gesture was possible through the president, Mr Danny Berwick and the two vice presidents, Michael Beard and Jan Jallow respectively from UK. 

The Foundation also supported some women and youth with beds and mattresses.

The Foundation’s chief executive officer Alhagi Sora said the gesture is meant to support the skills center to generate some income to pay allowances of the trainers, remuneration of the management team, office rent and also to enable expansion of the training center.

Mr. Sora said the assistance was timely because it came at a time when the Foundation is expanding its operation to other skill centers and the establishment of poultry production training facilities in some schools and communities. He said the ultimate aim of the Foundation is to help provide skills to young people, create employment, and train school children on animal rearing and poultry management techniques.

“The idea is to equip the students with livelihood skills to enable them pay for their own tuition fees or other needs for themselves in order to reduce dependency and poverty. 

President of the Foundation Danny Berwick said they are in The Gambia to help create employment, support health and education sector and also help improve living condition of Gambians.

Prof. Pierre Gomez, Dean of School of Arts and Social Sciences at UTG thanked the Foundation for the kind gesture, saying the support will help the University a lot especially in publishing the names of newly admitted students and end of semester results.

Fatoumata Touray, a beneficiary from Lamin Village also thanked the Foundation for the support.