May 28, 2009, 8:48 AM
A Danish-based charity has given out scholarship packages to 11 needy Gambian students, as part of its contribution to supporting education in The Gambia.
The charity, called Concern for Gambian Children, was founded by a Disabled Danish woman, who continues to struggle in
Speaking during a courtesy call made by the sponsored students to the donor and founder of Concern for Gambian Children Kirsten Ronhoff Hansen explained how she grew to love The Gambia during a visit she had in
According her, she was motivated to support and sponsor the children as part of her contribution to towards their education.
Whenever she is in The Gambia she feels she is not handicapped, she said, adding that she will keep helping families as she has seen many poor families in need of help.
Madam Hansen believes that she can do more to help Gambian people in near future, adding: “I am happy to be here in The Gambia. I am determined to help many people who are in need of help.”
For his part, Pa Omar Bojang, the charity’s
Pa said the charity has helped to bring in a volunteer who will speak to children and counsel them.
He added that sponsorship packages were given to support the needy and the under-privileged.
Christiana, a volunteer from
Explained Christiana: “I always want to do something in
Christiana will be working with children between 5 and 16 years, who are physically or mentally handicapped.
Hawa Sowe, 21, is a sponsored girl who is studying AAT at the GTTI. She said that due to financial problems she was unable to complete her school but the charity has now come to her aid by helping her to attend GTTI to further her studies.
She therefore showers thanks and praises on the charity for sponsoring her and let her realize her talent.
Jariatou Sabally of Abuko Upper Basic School, Agi Mam of Little Trees Skills Training Centre and other beneficiaries did express delight for the sponsorship being given to them by the charity.