Jan 30, 2012, 1:17 PM
The donated materials include toys, shoes, clothes, and stationeries worth more than D300,000.The gift was part of the organisations’ drive to making sure that every child’s future is secured and better.
Speaking at the presentations at various schools, Ismaila Ceesay, president of Bright Future The Gambia foundation, said the foundation was established in 2015 to help needy people, especially the young ones, and other schools with needy children.
Ali Sallah, headmaster of GOVI, thanked the donors for the gesture saying “we hope and pray that this gesture continues”.
Daniel Mendy, principle of St John’s School for the Deaf, commended the donors for “the fact that children of the school have been remembered” by donating to the school.
“The children are very happy receiving these items; they will use it every day to remember and know that someone has remembered them,” he said.
“Some of the children here are orphans and are only staying with their mothers’ relatives while some are under a guardian. This is why they are very happy to know that someone has remembered them.”
In letter issued to thank the donors for the gifts, S.O.S Children’s Village Director, Haddy Njie-Touray, said they are very appreciative of “the kind gesture” extended to the children.
would like to inform the donors that the mothers and children of S.O.S
Children’s Village in Bakoteh are grateful for the generous support towards the
wellbeing and welfare of the children,” she wrote.