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Boost for Dr Ancha Jagne Ceesay Nursery School

Feb 21, 2011, 12:24 PM | Article By: Lamin B. Darboe

Dr Ancha Jagne Ceesay Quality Foundation Nursery School in Bundung at the weekend benefited from a cash and material donation from its sponsor Dr Ancha Jagne Ceesay.

Dr Jagne Ceesay presented an undisclosed amount of cash for the payment of teachers' salaries, school fees of the students and rent for the school building. The presentation to the school also included some second hand clothes and a laptop.

Since it was named after her, for her munificence to the school, Dr Jagne Ceesay has been sponsoring the school for the past two years.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the KMC grounds on Saturday, Dr Jagne Ceesay thanked all those who witnessed the ceremony, calling on people to assist the burgeoning nursery school "for the betterment of the country".

"I am giving this assistance not to gain cheap popularity but to help the future leaders of this country with the help of my UK friends," she said.

She thanked the proprietor of the school who is also the head teacher, Lamin Saidykhan, and the parents whose children are attending the school for the concern they have for the school.

The head teacher of the school, Lamin Saidykhan, for his part, thanked Dr Ancha Jagne Ceesay and her husband, Mr Ceesay, and their UK friends, for the help they are rendering to his school.

He said he established the school in 2006, and presently has an enrolment of seventy-five students with three teachers including himself as the head teacher of the school.

Mr Saidykhan revealed that Dr Jagne Ceesay is presently sponsoring six students in his school, whose sponsorship goes up to the completion of their education at the school.

He promised Dr Jagne Ceesay that the donated items will be put into good use, while calling on other people in the country to emulate her generosity. 

Speaking on behalf of the Mayor of Kanifing Municipal Council, Yankuba Colley, a nominated National Assembly Member, Honourable Seedy Njie thanked Dr Jagne Ceesay for the love she has for the country.

"We are proud of your efforts in complementing the efforts of the Government of The Gambia under President Jammeh," Hon. Njie said.

He said that government cannot do it all, and as such rely on partners to develop the country.

Hon. Njie applauded Dr Jagne Ceesay for her gesture and urged her to continue the wonderful work she has started.

Mr Njie challenged other people, institutions and NGOs to emulate Dr Jagne Ceesay and husband for their kind help to the future leaders of the country.

Alhagie Darboe, the PTA chairman of the school, delivered the vote of thanks on behalf of the beneficiaries, while the brother to Dr Jagne Ceesay spoke briefly on behalf of the Jagne family of Banjul.

Pa Modou Faal, the coordinator of the foundation, chaired the ceremony, with entertainment from the Kabakell troupe band.