Mauritanian Embassy recently donated the sum of fifteen thousand dalasis to the
history club of the University of The Gambia (UTG).
The UTG recently embarked on a trip to Mauritiania to explore the culture and undertake research on issues relating to the Kaabu Empire.
The money was to help them take care of some expenses during the trip and to show concern to the people of The Gambia knowing the two countries are the same.
Also during the stay in Mauritanian, the Ambassador provided rams and some food items to make sure they felt at home and make their trip a memorable one.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, EnsaTouray, history lecturer at the UTG, who also spearheaded the trip, thanked the embassy for their support and for helping to facilitate the trip which made it easier, especially on their return.
He expressed delight, saying the donation could not have come at a better time because they faced many challenges and breakdowns along the way.
He further thanked the University of The Gambia for giving him the go ahead to lead such trips and for taking students outside The Gambia to explore and learn.
He added that learning does not only stop within the four walls of a class but beyond.
For his part, the Gambian Consular in Mauritiania, Muhammed Sano, expressed delight and gratitude to the students and lecturers for giving the students the platform to explore beyond their environment.
He said The Gambia and Mauritania are brothers and sisters, adding that this was something they should continue to do as representatives of The Gambia, especially when it comes to education.
Mr Sano also said he was pleased to meet the people of The Gambia in Mauritania, especially students of the university to make research and explore, adding that culture is diverse and has no boundaries.
He urged the students to take the rare opportunity and make best use of the trip, saying they are the lucky ones to cross borders to explore.
On behalf of the students, Kemo Bojang, a second year development studies student, thanked the embassy for giving them that amount of money to facilitate their trip.
He added that the mission of the trip was to make research which some students have never known before and strengthen the ties between the two countries.