Dec 7, 2010, 3:49 PM
Sheikh Alkinky Sanyang noted that health is the most precious thing everyone needs in mankind’s daily activities.
He made these remarks while speaking recently at a presentation of assorted clinical, clothes, tools other materials worth over tens of thousands of dalasi to Brikama Health facility, on behalf of Ben & Ans Schepers, who are the proprietors and founder of Badala Nursery school.
He said health is the driving force for any socio-economic development effort as no nation could develop without healthy people who constitute the labour force in all spheres of life from production to provision of services.
He said that was the third consecutive year Ben and Ans Schepers, philanthropists from Netherlands, had donated sets of assorted medical and clinical materials, clothes and tools worth thousands of dalasi to Brikama Health Centre.
The headmaster of Badala Nursery School, Lamin Marong, who is also the coordinator of the sponsorship programme, said he was pleased to be associated with the development programmes of the Government of The Gambia, especially in education and health.
He noted that as education and health remain the backbone of any meaningful sustainable development efforts, he promised that the Scheper family and friends would continue to render support to the Regional Health facility through his school.
Acknowledging the rapid development the health centre is going through, Master Marong appealed to all and sundry that all must help Gambian women and children to have access to health service delivery and relevant and quality education.
In receiving the items, the Officer-in-Charge at the Brikama Health Centre, Ebou Corr, welcomed the donors to the health facility and further confirmed their appreciation in receiving the items, saying they would go a long way in the dispensation of health services not only at Brikama Health Centre but also at other health installations in the region.
A senior health officer from the West Coast Regional Health team, Musa Camara, said health is the driving force of socio-economic development hence no nation could develop without healthy people.
The area ward councilor, Pa Manneh, hailed the efforts of Badala, Ben, Ans and friends for what he described as a philanthropic gesture and further called on other organizations to emulate the gesture of Friends of the Gambia in Holland.