of Presentation of Mary Education Committee in The Gambia on Saturday organized
a day talent show in four schools as part of the celebration of their
twenty-fifth anniversary (silver jubilee).
Held at Presentation of Mary Nursery School in Brikama, the activity brought together students from Presentation of Girls Vocational School, pupils from Rivier Nursery School, Presentation of Mary Nursery School, Anne Mary Rivier Lower and Upper basic schools and ex-students.
Sister Odile Secka from Presentation of Mary Sisters Education Committee said the event is meant to celebrate their 25 years of existence in The Gambia and their work in the field of education, pastoral and social work.
Guest speaker at the occasion Lamin K. Saidy, coordinator and advocacy focal person of Child Protection Alliance emphasized that teachers and parents must teach children basic protection skills while warning children to be careful of going to unknown places or going with people they don’t know because they could be easily trafficked or sexually abused.
Mr. Saidy advised young girls to be cautious of their environment and set goals for themselves and work harder to achieve them, while challenging them to allocate time for their studies in order to excel.
Ndey Kumba Demba, advocacy officer at the Gambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commission who was a one-time student of presentation also shared her experience with the students. According to her, the event will help to motive and inspire students as they prepare for the future. She noted that presentation schools are great schools with lots of opportunities, efficient and capable teachers thus urging students to take advantage of the opportunities.