Feb 3, 2012, 2:42 PM
Ababucarr Sidique Foundation for Da'awah and Orphans Welfare, an organisation established by Gunjurians to assist orphans and reverts people in Gunjur and its environs, recently awarded Mam Sirra Lowe with learning materials, shoes and T-shirts for her brilliant and outstanding performance in the 2010 Gambia Basic School Leaving Certificate Examination.
Mam Sirra, a grade 10 student, is enrolled at
Speaking at the presentation ceremony held in Gunjur, the chairman of Abubacarr Sidique Foundation for Da'awah and Orphans Welfare, Alhagie Sandang Bojang, said that since his foundation started sponsoring students in 2006, Mam Sirra Lowe was the first student that had produced excellent result in grade nine.
He added that his foundation would continue to render support to more needy orphans and reverts in Gunjur if funds are available.
He applauded Mam Sirra Lowe for her brilliant performance in last year's grade nine examinations and seized the opportunity to call on other sponsored students to be hardworking in order to produce good results.
Speaking earlier, the beneficiary, Mam Sirra, said she was really delighted at receiving the award, noting that without the efforts of Abubacarr Sidique Foundation for Da’awah and Orphans Welfare it would have been very difficult for her to continue her upper basic and senior secondary school.
She hailed the foundation for sponsoring her education, saying she would continue to work hard in order to produce good results in years to come.
For her part, the mother of Mam Sirra Lowe, Mama Kaddy Jammeh Mbadi, thanked the foundation for supporting orphans and reverts people. She seized the opportunity to call on other widows to work hard to realise the objectives of the foundation.
In the same vein, the foundation also awarded Fafansu Jerreh Bojang for being the most regular and punctual student of the year.