Gambia Teachers Union Cooperative Credit Union (GTUCCU), yesterday presented a
cheque of 265, 000 dalasi to The Gambia Secondary School Sports Association as
a sponsorship package for the 2019 inter-schools athletics championship.
Martin Gomez, president of The Gambia Teachers Union said they are pleased with GTUCCU’s generosity which came at the right time, considering years of lack of sponsorship.
He said the donation will be put into good use, hoping that the partnership will continue to grow from strength to strength.
Abdou Karim Sey, chairman of the GTUCCU board of directors said they have been supporting various institutions and sectors over the years and Baboucarr Joof, GTUCCU general manager said 23 years ago, they decided to strive towards achieving self-reliance.
Mr. Joof said the generosity was part of their social cooperate responsibility. “The reason is that we believe that after 22 years, teachers can be able to sponsor themselves and by extension, sponsor students’ activities.”
Ismaila Ceesay, president of The Gambia Secondary School Sports thanked the teachers’ credit union for always being there for them. He emphasised that Gambian sports need support, particularly in other sports different from football.
Meanwhile, winner of the secondary championship category will receive a trophy and a cash prize of D100, 000 while runners-up will receive D50, 000 and third place will receive D25, 000.
In the upper basic category, the winner will receive cash prize of D50, 000, runners-up will receive D25, 000 and third place will receive D15, 000. The best school fan club will receive D10, 000.