Jul 14, 2008, 7:44 AM
As part of their contribution towards the development of education in the Gambia, the late Beryl Colson family in UK, on Monday, 1 June, 2009, presented cash amounting to 1000 British Pounds to Gunjur Lower Basic School.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, held at the school's grounds in Gunjur, the Deputy Head Teacher of the school, Jerreh Bojang, applauded the donors and their partner Kebba K. Barrow for their valuable contribution towards the development of the school.
According to him, he was not surprised with the gesture, describing late Beryl Colson as true and genuine friends of the school.
He assured them that the donated money would be put to good use.
Mr.Bojang commended the late Beryl Colson for the support given to the school.
Speaking on behalf of the Alkalo of Gunjur, Alhagie Sheikh Sebani Cham described Kebba K Barrow "as a person who have heart for the town and always give helping hand to schools in the Gambia, by providing them with bicycles in order to ease their transportation problem".
Speaking earlier, the facilitator of the donation, Kebba K. Barrow, said the money is meant to repair and maintain the floor of the late Beryl Colson five-class room block, which he said was sponsored by late Beryl Colson in 2000.
He expressed late Beryl Colson's family readiness to support the people of Gunjur in years to come.
For his part, the Regional Education Closer Monitor for the area, Mr Ousman Manko Touray, said his work is to monitor teachers in the school, and to also create peaceful atmosphere for teachers in the Region.
He urged Mr. Barrow to keep up the momentum.
Other speakers at the occasion included the Treasurer of the school management committee, Karamo Nyassi and Aja Mai Kebbeh, a women leader, both of whom advised the students to take their education seriously and work hard for their own good.
The head boy of the school, Lamin Bojang, who commended the donors for their kind gesture, delivered the vote of thanks.
The student representative stated that the donation would go a long way in improving the condition of the school.
The School Management Committee members, staff and pupils and other local dignitaries attended the ceremony.