United Kingdom charity call Jackie Foundation, which focuses on education and
health, Monday donated medical items, learning and teaching materials and
garden tools to Gunjur health center and lower basic school, worth D90, 000.
Majority leader of the National Assembly and a native of Gunjur Kebba K. Barrow said this was the fourth donation by the foundation to the community. He said the foundation is also sponsoring orphans and children whose parents have difficulties in paying their school fees.
He thanked donors for their generosity in improving the health status of the area particularly lactating mothers, saying the health center is serving the 22 communities in Kombo South with a population of over 106, 000 people as per the 2003 housing and population censures.
The Foundation’s spokesperson Jackie Livermore said it is a pleasure and honor to be able to support Gambia’s education and health sectors.
A teacher at Curridge primary school in UK, Madam Livermore said a lot of work goes into raising money to purchase the materials and thanked everyone who helped from fundraising to the shipment of the materials.
Fatoumatta Sumbunu, officer in charge of Gunjur Health Centre said the donated items will contribute in promoting quality health delivery within the area.
Lamin F. Manjang, health care officer of Gunjur VDC health committee described the donated medical items as some of the most essential drugs needed by poor people, saying the gesture will complement government efforts.
Mr. Manjang, a public health officer at the centre assured donors that they will ensure that people who need the drugs get them.
Sirreh K. Janneh, Gunjur VDC public relations officer urged beneficiaries to ensure making best use of the items and Gunjur Alkalo Alhagie Giki Darboe commended donors for their generosity towards humanity.
Deputizing for the headmaster of Gunjur lower basic school, Muhammed Lamin Jabang thanked donors for their timely gesture.