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Boost for Gunjur Health Centre, Gunjur LBS

Jan 5, 2015, 10:56 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

Gunjur Community Fund, a charitable organization based in the United Kingdom (UK), Thursday donated medicines and stationery worth D87, 500 to Gunjur Health Centre and Gunjur Lower Basic School.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at Gunjur Health Centre, the chairman of Gunjur Health Committee, Foday Nkal Darboe, said the committee was happy to receive the donation from the Gunjur Community Fund, adding that they were really delighted by the support to two significant sectors, education and health.

Darboe added that many people in Gunjur and environs would benefit from the gesture, which would also save many lives in the area.

Fadinding Darboe, chairman of council of elders, said the entire community of Gunjur welcomed the gesture, and hailed the donors for their benevolence, adding that many people would benefit from it.

Kebba K. Barrow, Gunjur Community Fund country coordinator, said the Gunjur Community Fund was established in 2009, and since then the organization had rehabilitated a hand pump at Gunjur Lower Basic School and Mbabamtang horticultural garden, and also supported students.

Barrow further stated that the organization would rehabilitate the computer lab t Gunjur Lower Basic School to the tune of D22, 000 as the wiring was not good.

He announced that the medicine was purchased for D46, 000 and that the organization also donated D13, 500 to Gunjur Lower Basic School for the rehabilitation of their computer lab and another D7,000 to the school.

The chairman of Gunjur Village Community, Demba Jobe Touray, said health is important in human life, adding that Gunjur Community Fund is a real friend of Gunjur and has contributed toward two key areas, education and health.

Jobe Touray applauded the donors for the valuable gesture, noting that the donation would go long away in promoting health and education.

He thanked Kebba K. Barrow and Adama Fofana for their contribution toward the development of the village.

The ward councilor Gunjur Ward, Karamo Jorang Bojang, described the donation as timely, adding that the donated items would aid the health centre and the lower basic school.

The chairman of Gunjur Lower Basic School Management Committee, Bajai Bojang, expressed appreciation to the donors for the tremendous gesture.