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3 Gambian kids in dire need of help to continue their education

Feb 20, 2012, 11:54 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

Aji Fatou Kanyi, Alieu Kanyi and Tolly Mam Kanyi risk losing a brighter future if no one comes to their aid of helping them to continue their education, as their mother has tried all her level best in trying to keep them in school but for lack of any further means to do so.

The 14, 11 and 8-year-old Gambian children, who were attending Ndow’s Comprehensive School, are presently sitting at home since the past academic year when the single mother’s financial capability and resilience came to a final halt in keeping them in school.

The fates of these children, who were in grades 8, 3 and 2, can only be changed now for the better by the help of organizations, philanthropists, or the Gambia government.

According to Miss Kanyi, who walked into The Point’s offices at the weekend to relay her children’s ordeal, she has no means anymore to keep her children in school. She is therefore pleading with the Gambian government and the general public, especially members of the private sector, NGOs and philanthropists, to come to the aid of her children, who were very bright in school, so they can continue their education and be part of the good future of The Gambia.

“Every morning when my children see their colleagues going to school, they start crying and yelling ‘mummy, mummy we want to go to school’, especially the youngest one,” said the single mother, who also has the burden of feeding the children and paying rent for a home they could lay their heads.

The government, the business community or individuals, who may wish to render assistance to these primary school children, can call the following numbers to reach their mother: (220) 9019918, 4497441, or better still send an email to: thepoint13@yahoo.com