Sep 1, 2008, 8:32 AM
The project is a self-help initiative (tesito) undertaken by the community of Barrow Kunda and Beakangang Kafo with support from Friends of Gambian Schools (FROGS) a UK charity in the country.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Manneh applauded Beakanyang and their partners for the initiative. He said that when completed the fence would provide security to the school and its inhabitants such as flowers, plants and the garden.
For his part, Mr. Nfamara Jawneh,
Secretary General of Beakanyang, reiterated his organizations commitment to
complementing government efforts in the education sector in rural
Mr. Jawneh described FROGS as true and genuine friends of Gambian schools. Jawneh encouraged the parents to keep sending their children to school.
Oustass Yahya Sumareh, board chairman of Beakanyang, appealed to the government, NGOs and philanthropists to provide them with more funds for a successful implementation of the project. It will be expensive in light of the length of the fence.
Other speakers include Alkalo Foday
In attendance were cultural groups, Beakanyang volunteers, board members and cross section of Barrow Kunda community.
Meanwhile, those interested in supporting the project either in cash or kind can contact the organization on 00220 9868882 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org