Dec 21, 2012, 9:26 AM
Women of Banjulinding village in Kombo North under the leadership of Mrs. Kadisa Sambou last Thursday donated D10, 000 and a table tennis to the Banjulinding Middle School, at a ceremony held at the school ground.
The gesture, described as timely, was made possible through the hardwork of the women's group on their horticultural garden with the assistance of the Taiwanese Technical Mission, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture.
Speaking to reporters at the Taiwanese embassy in Bakau, the representative from the Ministry of Agriculture Mr. Kansaikou Ceesay said the Taiwanese Technical Mission, in collaboration with the Department of Agricultural Services has been supporting Banjulinding women on their horticultural garden for the past years.
He noted that the donation was also geared towards complementing government's effort and the development of the school.
Mr. Jerry Liao from the Taiwanese Technical Mission said that their project is among others, aimed at helping women farmers to develop on their gardens. He admitted that they have been giving technical advice to the women on their gardens for six years now, which he noted, has significantly increased farms produce and their earning capacity.
The Principal of the school, Mrs. Ruth Jawla thanked the women in the garden, Taiwanese embassy and the Ministry of Agriculture. She stated that the gesture has come to the aid of their school at the right moment.
Mrs. Jawla disclosed that in the field of education, both parents and teachers should come together to help students in having quality education. She further revealed that this is the first time the school has benefited from such a handsome gesture. She assured the donors that they will make the best use of the gesture, noting that the school is in dire need of metal and woodwork blocks.
For her part, Amie Bojang, the Secretary of Bajulinding Horticultural Women’s Garden said that there has been a significant increase in products, as well as income gained during the years. She added that this is not the first time they have come up with such initiave. She commended the Taiwanese Technical Mission for training the women in their gardens.
The Alkalo of the village, Alhagie Eric Tunde Janneh, Imam Yaya Bah, women and agricultural personnel, village elders and the students attend the presentation ceremony.