Sep 22, 2016, 10:39 AM
Box Youth Project, a charitable organisation based in Sunderland in the United Kingdom on Sunday 24th March 2013, donated educational and sporting materials to schools and community organisations in the West Coast Region.
The beneficiaries are Kitty Upper Basic School, Gunjur Madina Kunkunding Lower Basic School, Gunjur Islamic School, Abubakarr Sidique Foundation for Orphans and Needy Welfare, Gunjur Kajabang School, Mariama Mai Nursery School, Gunjur Lower Basic School, Gunjur Upper Basic School, Gunjur Environmental and Protection Development Group, Brikama Youth and Sports Association, Gunjur Police Station, Immigration and Gunjur Youth and Sports Development Association.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the Gunjur Project Lodge, the Chairman of Gunjur Project Association, Alagie Bojang, said the Box Youth Project from Sunderland in the UK are proud to donate education equipment and sporting materials to schools and community-based institutions.
Bojang thanked Box Youth Project members and supporters in Sunderland for their generosity towards the development of education and sports in the country.
Lisa Dennis, a member of Box Youth Project from Sunderland, said they first visited The Gambia in 2010, when they promised to support people in The Gambia with education materials. Lisa added that over 600 people are involved in this project.
The donors’ representative applauded the Chairman of the project in Gunjur Alagie Bojang, for facilitating the donation, adding that the donation would go a long way towards enhancing education.
Mai Saho Jassey, a member from Kajabang Community, said Gunjur project lodge has been supportive to them since 2009, noting that they have established a Nursery School, Health Post and Women Horticultural Garden for the community.
Jassey hailed the donors for the gesture and assured them that the donated items would help schools and communities.
For his part, the Principal of Gunjur Upper Basic School, Yaya M. Jobe, commended Box Youth Project for the laudable gesture, saying Gunjur project has been supportive to his school.