Nov 23, 2011, 1:25 PM
A foundation called Bansang Educational Appeal recently donated learning and teaching materials to
This information was revealed to journalists by the principal of the school, Ismaila Ceesay, during a press briefing at his office.
According to him, Bansang Educational Appeal is committed to supporting, promoting and strengthening education in Fulladou West district.
Since its establishment few years ago, the foundation has been very supportive in paying school fees, and providing learning and teaching materials to schools in the district.
The schools that have benefited from the foundation include
This academic year 75 students were selected to benefit from the sponsorship, Mr Ceesay revealed: "The sponsorship covers school uniforms, shoes and daily lunch for the whole academic year amounting to D163,000."
With support from the foundation,
"The foundation provides educational materials such as books, stationery, computers, physical education items and a grant for each of the sponsored school to use as revolving funds to generate more income to support small projects in their various schools," he added.
For her part, Dr Annabel Kerr, the initiator of Bansang Educational Appeal, stated that she once worked at the
According to Dr Kerr, the number of students the foundation has been sponsoring has continued to increase year by year from the initial 20 students it started with in 2008.
"We, of course, support them with learning and teaching materials; this has led to the formulation of links between the schools in The Gambia and in
In the same vein,
The reason for these linkages, according to Dr Kerr, was to build mutual understanding and everlasting relationships among schools and students of both countries to learn each others’ culture and tradition.
For his part, Alieu Baldeh, Science Master at
He said also that the foundation had developed a partnership with the sister schools in
Some of the plans for this year, apart from sponsoring the selected 75 students, will include refurbishment work at Sololo and