Apr 9, 2013, 1:07 PM
The philanthropic team, which includes Gambians and non-Gambians, was led by the Gambian award winning principal lecturer from the De Monte University of Leicester, Dr Mommodou Sallah.
The donation was aimed at supporting the Gambia National Library’s computerization programme, as well as adding to other forms of assistance in the near future, including staff training and book support.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the GNLSA, Abdou Wally Mbye, director general of the Gambia National Library, welcomed the donation and commended Dr Mommodou Sallah for the magnanimous gesture towards The Gambia.
He noted that Dr Sallah made The Gambia proud in the competition in which Sallah participated in the UK.
According to him, Dr Sallah has not only done it for The Gambia, he has also helped the less privileged all over the world.
DG Mbye pointed out that Dr Sallah had shown he is out to help The Gambia with the belief that Gambia can be developed by joint effort.
The donation will complement government’s effort in education, DG Mbye added.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mommodou Sallah, who is the chairman of board of directors of the Global Hands International UK, told the beneficiaries Global Hands is about capacity building, and they are aiming at bringing more students to The Gambia, more than the 35 students they brought along his time.
He believes The Gambia can also be developed by building the capacity of its people, saying donations like this will continue.
He also informed the gathering that he recently launched five books and will keep supporting his nation.
Other speakers on the occasion were Matilda Bouye and Juliet Flat.