Feb 10, 2011, 1:37 PM
Sanchaba Sulay Jobe Lower Basic School under the dynamic leadership of Isatou Joof Gajigo, the headmistress of the school, who were fortunate to be sponsored 300 bags of rice for school feeding programme by a British couple, Mr. and Mrs. Brown on Tuesday 11th May 2010, celebrated the 10th Bronze Jubilee Rice Run.
Among the host of sponsorships, the two couples rendered to the school included school feeding programme, the building of a computer lab, a resource centre, a skill centre, library, medical room with two beds, and carpentry materials.
The Bronze Jubilee Rice Run celebration began from "Tippa Garage", where the truck of rice was escorted to the school and upon arrival at the school, there were performances by various musical groups.
Speaking at the ceremony, the headmistress of the school, Isatou Joof Gajigo thanked Mr. and Mrs. Brown for their support towards the development of the school and to The Gambia at large.
Mrs. Joof Gajigo also thanked the cooks of the school, whom she said, volunteer to cook for children at no cost.
Mrs. Brown said they started visiting the school in 1999, when they gave pens and pencils to the school until in 2005, when they started donating bags of rice, among other materials to the school.
According to Mrs. Brown, "children are the future leaders and we must invest in them."
Farba Joof, the Cluster Monitor, who represented the regional directorate of Region Two, commended the couple for what she described as a benevolent gesture.
She added that the Brown family has become a household name in Sanchaba and they have deeply appreciated their support.
Other speakers included Amie Sarr, wife of the Alkalo of Sanchaba Sulay Jobe, who spoke on behalf of the Mothers Club, Fatou Camara, head girl of the school, delivered the vote of thanks while Demba Tamba chaired the occasion.
At the end of the ceremony, the school in appreciation of their efforts gave crafted items to Mr. and Mrs. Brown.