Apr 1, 2008, 7:56 AM
Speaking at the various school presentation venues, the chairman of BFoTG, Patrick De Vos, called on the school beneficiaries and authorities to make the best use of the materials given to them by his organization.
He spoke at length about the importance of education, especially the enrolment of the girl child in school and the usefulness of the educational and garden materials to the school.
He revealed that the total amount of educational materials distributed to the 21 schools stood at D1.5 million with additional provisions of over 200 bags of rice to their sponsored students.
Vos said their organization felt they should be assisting not only the schools with educational items but also on social aspects.
According to De Vos, his organization is closely monitoring the items given to all their beneficiary schools within Regions 1 and 2 for them to ensure they serve their purpose, as education is paramount to development.
He urged parents of the student beneficiaries to give maximum support to their children and advised them not to misuse their items but use them wisely for their own betterment at home.
The headmistress of Nyodema Nursery School in Manjai Kunda, Mariama Secka-Darboe, expressed her profound gratitude to the Belgian friends for rendering support to her school for the past 13 years.
According to madam Secka-Darboe, the relationship between her school and BFoTG would continue from strength to strength thus the items donated to her school would benefit not only her school but also the community of Manjai kunda.
Ousman Darboe, Belgian Friends of The Gambia counterpart in Jambanjelly, thanked their Belgian friends through its chairman Patrick De Vos for their kind gesture to the future leaders of his village and West Coast Region in particular, where they are sponsoring 87 students in Jambanjelly alone.