Dec 23, 2011, 1:00 PM
The Associations of Gambians living in
The donated items, which included teaching and learning materials, such as books and pens was made possible through the Farmers Inter-Trade Association (FITA), which is partnering with the association.
In handing over the items, Mr. Musa Jawneh, the President of FITA spoke at length on the importance of the gesture, adding that the donation was meant for schools that were affected by the disaster during the rainy season.
According to him, FITA is an organisation established by farmers with the sole objective of selling their products at the end of every harvest season. He noted that the purpose of the donation was to reduce the burden of purchasing educational materials on parents.
Mr. Jawneh commended the Association of Gambians living in
In receiving the donated items, on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mr. Andrew Gomez, a Senior Education Officer at the Regional Educational Directorate hailed the donors for their benevolent gesture, adding that it comes at a time when the schools are in dire need of the items.
"This gesture will not only complement the efforts of government but will contribute immensely to the attainment of quality education in the region," he added.
According to him, government cannot do everything alone, hence the need for others to contribute in the crusade to achieve the desired goals.
For his part, the Chief of
The ceremonies held at Nyanga Bantang and Panchang schools, respectively were chaired by the Principals of both schools.