people of Jarra in the Lower River Region of the Gambia have set the ball
rolling for sustainable development in various aspects of human activities,
especially education, health, information communication among others.
This followed inauguration of a multipurpose science and computer lab project built at Soma Senior Secondary School by the UK Jarra Association and unveiling of what many described as classical inspiring scholarship package for students of the region from grade nine to university as well as an annual motivational package for the best teachers of Physics, Chemistry, Maths, English and Biology.
These development packages, according to the UK Jarra Association Country Chairman Ansumana Kinteh, forms an integral part of the development objectives of the association with possible expansion to the level of declaring the region illiterate free and highly developed area with enough human resources for the country and humanity at large.
Mr. Kinteh revealed that the association has three main focus areas such as Science & Technology, Learning Resources and Scholarship for deserving students. He added that the annual scholarship project has been established with an initial funding of D250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand dalasis) deposited a certain bank in the country, awaiting to be awarded to the best five students from this year’s grade nine examination set for entry into senior secondary school.
Whereas teachers motivation package pegged at D12,000 (twelve thousand dalasis) is meant for the annual best teachers in cited subjects, with overall objectives of attracting some of the best selling qualified teachers in the region.
The UK Jarra Country Chairman spoke about the association’s desire to have well equipped functioning science and & computer lab in all senior and junior schools of the region.
The association envisage a situation where children will born, raise and educate in Jarra without moving beyond their family homes, as opposed to what was tenable, when people have to migrate from various parts of the country for either education or other skills based needs, Kinteh remarked.