Nov 10, 2008, 4:55 AM
Members of the Francis DeGaulle Njie Foundation recently held their sixth annual general meeting, at the Gambian Christian Council, on MDI Road in Kanifing.
Speaking at the AGM, Delphin Carrol, adviser to the Njie’s Foundation, stated that the foundation is a charitable entity set up by family members of the Francis DeGaulle Njie Foundation.
She described Francis as a brilliant, determined and promising young man who was killed by cancer.
Mrs Carrol said the day was set aside to remember Francis DeGaulle Njie, adding that the AGM was held to receive, look at the work of the foundation and improved on it.
Also speaking at the AGM, Julius Freeman, vice chairperson of the foundation, noted that the membership of the foundation was very stagnant, and they would want to see how to improve on it.
Mr Freeman pointed out that they also had ineffective members, and made suggestions on how to increase membership, calling on foundation members to sensitize people about the Foundation.
Mrs Vivat Thomas Njie, chairperson of the foundation, in her executive report at the AGM, stated that the foundation was updated at the end of the reporting year to include reports of the foundation’s activities, whilst Pristine Consulting continued to support the foundation in updating the website.
She disclosed that the foundation was able to employ an administrative assistant who started work in February this year.
She further stated that the foundation is currently sponsoring 11 students in the Greater Banjul Area, and the sponsorship would cover tuition and books to the tune of D5,000 a student per academic year.
She said the board felt that the parents of sponsored students should be encouraged to contribute towards the education of their children as this would enable them to demonstrate interest in the supervision of their work at home.
The treasurer’s report was fully adopted at the end of the day.