Philanthropist vows to support education, sport sector

Monday, October 08, 2018

Ana Caruana, founder of a charity foundation Mission Gambia Malta has underscored the significant role education plays in developing a nation, promising that she will continue to support Gambian schools with education and learning materials for the achievement of quality education.

On Friday, the Maltese philanthropist who has being supporting Gambian schools particularly within the Greater Banjul Area (GBA) for the past four years held talks with the Minister of Basic and Secondary Education at her office in Banjul.

Speaking to journalists over the weakened in Brikama, Ms. Caruana expressed her desire to continue complementing government’s effort in helping needy people in the country. She said the mission started in 2015 with the objective to support Gambians, particularly in the education sector.

“I come to The Gambia with the objective of helping the needy after knowing that Gambia is one of the smallest countries in Africa and among the poorest. I never came to The Gambia as tourist and I will never be a tourist in the country.”

She emphasized the need for the government to continue supporting the education sector, saying she is currently running a Kindergarten school in Farato that has almost 70 pupils. “I support the school with clothing, education materials and feeding. Whenever am coming to the country, I come with a 40 foot container for not only the students of my school but also the surrounding communities,” she said.

According to her, since the inception of the Malta mission in The Gambia, she has been able to send in seven 40 foot containers with the help of people of Malta.

 

Author: Momodou Jawo