Jul 19, 2013, 10:46 AM
The Gambia, Wednesday donated over 26, 788 textbooks to the Ministry of Basic
and Secondary Education (MoBSE) and its local partners for onward distribution
to school libraries.
The Brother’s Brother’s Foundation textbooks are meant to enhance performance in school and promote the wellbeing of children.
Handing over the textbooks to beneficiaries, Musukuta Komma-Bah, ChildFund The Gambia Country Director described the intervention as one of the most significant giving that quality education will remain an illusion if children remain without proper textbooks.
She went on to say that the textbooks will also save students running from pillar to post looking for books and materials they may never find in the country.
The books will help continue better produce students’ performance in schools, Madam Komma-Bah also said.
Nfamara Dabo, ChildFund The Gambia Programs and Sponsorship Director said they will continue to mobilize resources and engage their partners to continue complementing government efforts.
Musa Mbye, Chairperson ChildFund The Gambia Advisory Board described the gesture as a clear manifestation of ChildFind’s core value in promoting the wellbeing of children and their families, by supporting the deprived, excluded and vulnerable children.
He expressed their willingness to continue to provide for children to ensure they become responsible and people societies are proud of.
Marabatou Badjie, a senior education officer in his remarks on behalf of MoBSE said ChildFund has been their long standing partner in education, the support they render to MoBSE and Gambian children cannot be over emphasized.
He highlighted that they have gone far in delivering access and relevance but quality education has been their biggest challenge which cannot be attained in the absence of teaching and learning materials and therefore on behalf of Gambian children and MoBSE commended and thanked ChildFund The Gambia.
Mr Badjie described education as the backbone of any developing country, and as such encouraged all partners to emulate ChildFund in complementing government efforts.