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Another Honourable Gesture

Feb 2, 2009, 4:45 AM

Congratulations to all those involved in the Deyda Hydara Trust who on Friday awarded scholarships to six needy students from different schools in the country. The award ceremony, held at Tango office's in Bakau, witnessed the presentation of cheques amounting to D3,000 to each of the beneficiaries to cover their tuition fees and other expenses.

The beneficiaries are Fatoumatta K. Trawalleh of Nasir Senior School Basse, Mansour Sowe of Siffoe Senior, Ebrima Banda and Mariatou Sanyang both from Nusrat, Jainaba Kujabi of GambiaMuslimSeniorSchool and Donna Kaloko of Daddy JobeComprehensiveSchool.

This is a clear indication of the principles of the trust and how highly they rate education as a means to empowerment.

Speaking at the ceremony Mr. Ousman Ndow, a member of the board, said that the initiative is a testimony of the good work the late Deyda had done while alive. "Education is one way this country can be developed," said Mr. Ndow.

In delivering the vote of thanks Nfamara Jawneh President Young Journalists Association of The Gambia (YJAG) said of Mr. Hydara, "He has stood for the voiceless and served humanity during his life time as a sincere journalist. I would like to encourage all young and aspiring journalists to see Deyda Hydara as a role model," he said.

We couldn't agree more.