Gambian Mums Fund, a charitable organisation established in The Gambia to
support financially constrained young Gambian mothers on Tuesday 17 October
2017 supported St. John’s School for the Deaf, with school materials, food
items and cash.
The donated materials included a bag of rice, bag of onion, bag of potato, 20 liter cooking oil, tins of tomato paste, exercise books, set boxes, pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, colours, among others.
The fund also donated a cash amount of D5, 000 to the school for ‘fish money’, condiment and firewood towards its school-feeding programme.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Daniel Mendy, Principal of St. John’s School for the Deaf, said they were really grateful for the gesture and efforts towards the children.
He hoped it was the beginning of a good working relationship and thanked the donors for their efforts.
“We pray for your good health so that you will be able to continue to remember this school,” he added.
Oley Faal, coordinator of Young Gambian Mums Fund, said that they deemed it necessary to contribute their quota towards society, which was why they have decided to set up the fund.
Ms Fall also said that the fund was established to help young Gambian women with children who are financially constrained to support their children’s education.
“St. John’s is part of society, but are mostly left behind,” she observed, noting that it was against this backdrop that they feel it necessary to support them, because the pupils should be everybody’s children.
Maya Azzi, treasurer of Young Gambian Mums Fund, said all they are trying to do was to help children stay in school.
Binta Jammeh, a student of the school, on behalf of students, parents and the school management and teachers, thanked the donors and prayed for them.