Jul 15, 2013, 9:46 AM
Dakar Challenge in collaboration with Giri Gara Foundation have provided 5
million Euro charity after their car auction, to support tertiary education for
According to the organisers, this is the 46th edition of the car auction in The Gambia since 2004, and this year’s fundraiser was held at the Independent stadium in Bakau on Sunday.
Pa Modou Giri Gara Njie, chief executive officer of Giri Gara Foundation said the purpose of the car auction is to raise money to give opportunity to Gambian girls by fully funding their four year University degree courses, college education and elementary school.
Mr. Njie said the foundation also spotted out Gambia’s health sector, saying they are currently building the structure to help communities in terms of health service delivery to the people of the country.
“This is a very big charitable organisation whose members sat together to discuss how they will help Gambia government in critical areas of development,” he said.
Mr. Njie added that the drivers will drive the auctioned car for about 25, 000 kilometers from Holland to The Gambia and sometimes some of the cars will not be able to make it to The Gambia and they will eventually ship them back to Holland.
According to him, the foundation is a non-profit organisation that is recognise by the government of The Gambia to contribute its quarter in the areas of education and health for the betterment of the country.