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Denmark friends donates to schools, hospitals in CRR

Feb 4, 2010, 3:02 PM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

Helsinghorr Little School in Denmark on Tuesday 2nd February 2010 donated hospital and educational materials to Kuntaur Upper and Kindergarten School and Kuntaur Health Centre, all in Niani District, Central River Region North. The donated items included mattresses, wheel chairs, bandages, home science equipment, learning and teaching materials, among others.

Speaking at the ceremony held in Kuntaur, the head of the delegation, Miss Shoes Ras Nussen stated that the purpose of the donation was aimed at establishing cordial relationship between the two schools (Kuntaur Upper and Kindergarten School and Helsinghorr Little School).

According to her, the items are donation from the people of Denmark, meant to support the education and health sectors.

She commended the people of The Gambia for the hospitality accorded to them, urging the beneficiaries to make the best use of the materials.

In receiving the materials, Mr. Kalilu Jabbi, the Principal of Kuntaur Upper Basic School commended the donors for the gesture, adding that the donation has come at a time when it is badly needed.

For his part, Mr. Gibril Bojang Officer-in-Charge of Kuntaur Health Centre reiterated that the materials would indeed complement government's effort in the crusade to provide affordable and efficient health services to the doorsteps of every Gambian. He thanked Helsinghore Little School for the gesture, urging others to emulate the donors.

Mr. Kaniman, the Co-ordinator said his brother Modou Camara established the link in 1998, with the objective of supporting education and health sectors in the rural areas.

According to him, since then the two schools Kuntaur Upper Basic School and Helsinghore Little School had exchanged visits to enable students to learn Gambian tradition and culture. He noted that this is an annual event as every year they visit Kuntaur School.

Parents and other local authorities attended the ceremony, which was punctuated with Kankurang dance and traditional performance.