Feb 11, 2016, 10:08 AM
Badala Nursery School in Faji Kunda Doumous was recently inaugurated at a ceremony attended by teachers, parents and officials from the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education.
Also present at the ceremony were the friends of the school, Ben and Ans Schepers from Holland.
The school was founded in September 1992, and its classrooms were built with corrugated iron sheets.
It?s worth mentioning that before the intervention of the Holland friends the state of the school was in deplorable condition.
It is against this backdrop that the donors decided to build a four classroom block and an office complex, as well as a store for the school.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Mr. Ebrima Ceesay the representative from the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education said the move is in line with the government's early child education endeavours. He described the donors as true friends of the school who are indeed helpful to the country's future leaders.
"Education is a key to national development and there cannot be any meaningful development without education. Therefore, it's the duty of my ministry to ensure that each and every child has quality education.
For his part, Mr. Ben Scripers told the gathering that there cannot be any meaningful development without education. He recalled his first trip to The Gambia when he met one Lamin Marong, whom he said is now a friend to him and has been instrumental in the project. He said he and his team in Holland raised funds from companies to help provide assistance to the school.
Other speakers included Lamin Marong, the Deputy Head Master, Mr. Tijan Ceesay, Director of the School and representatives from KMC.
Sheikh Alkinky Sanyang, the Public Relation Officer at the National Environment Agency, chaired the ceremony.