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Boost for Saint John School for the Deaf, others

Oct 23, 2012, 11:38 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

The Gambia Magoiri Kafoo, a charitable organisation based in Switzerland, on Monday donated computers to three schools in the country.

The beneficiary schools included Saint John School for the Deaf, Vital Nursery and Saint Thereses Upper Basic School.

St. John School received 22 computers, while Saint Therese’s Upper Basic received 25 computers and five laptops. Vital Nursery and Lower Basic School also received some computers.

The computers were presented at a ceremony held at the premises of Saint John School for the Deaf in Kanifing.

Speaking on the occasion, a local representative of the group, Ebrima Chatty, said Magoiri Kafoo is a charitable organisation formed to support education and other development projects in the country. He hailed the efforts of their members in Switzerland who made the donation possible.

The Vice President of Gambia Magori Kafoo, Mrs Atness, thanked all those who supported the distribution of the items to the beneficiary schools.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiary schools, the Principal of Saint John School for the Deaf, Daniel Mendy, applauded the donors for their tremendous efforts.

He said that the donated items will go a long way in helping the students, since they do have computer lessons in the respective schools.

Mr Mendy assured the donors that donated items will be properly utilized, and will properly take care of computers to support the learning of ICT in their schools.

Basiru Mbenga, a representative of the Regional Education Office Region one, thanked Magoiri Kafoo for their laudable gesture.

Mbenga urged the beneficiaries to make best use of the donated items, and expressed optimism that the items will really aid teachers in preparing their lessons.