Senior Secondary School has benefitted from a donation of forty-three bicycles
from Wonder Years Center for Excellent (WYCE); a local NGO in Madina Salam, in
collaboration with Re-cycle Students Bike Project UK.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, project coordinator of Re-cycle Students Bike UK Ebrima Marreh said that, the project would continue to empower students with bicycles to make transportation easier for them.
He reminded beneficiary students that WYCE and Re-cycle Bikes Project have some set of rules and regulation of using the bicycles which their parents must agree to. He said children who were selected under the project are the beneficiaries of the bikes.
“These bicycles should be mostly use for education purposes like going to school. Before we handover a bicycle to any students, parents and guardians will sign on the receipt of the bike on behalf of their children,” Mr. Marreh said.
He said the bicycles will undergo regular monitoring by the donors to keep the project for extension and expansion purpose.
Principal of the school Kamo Sanneh thanked the donors for their wonderful gesture, saying the school is covering a very large area from the catchments of Wasadu, Kampasa, Sintate and beyond. He said their students travels as far as from Njoreng and Kanmanka to come to school every day.
According him, this not the first time WYCE is donating bicycles to the school, saying last year, they donated 23 bicycles and this year it increased to 43.
Mr. Sanneh appealed to the donors to help facilitate many other projects for the school or anything that can encourage student to be regular and punctual in school and on their lessons.
He advised parents to ensure that their children make the best use of the bicycles, saying the main purpose of the donation is to improve the performance of the students.
School Management Committee Chairman Omar Sanneh said, he is hopeful that provision of the bicycles would improve students’ performance in their education.
He advised parents not to stop their children from using the bicycles to go to school, saying the purpose of donating them is to enable students who travel from afar to be reaching to school early. “Parents must not use these bicycles for their personal business.”