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Gift of The Gambia boosts Nema Kunku Nursery School

Jul 15, 2013, 9:36 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

Gift of The Gambia, a humanitarian organization based in Canada, recently donated learning and teaching materials to Nema Kunku Nursery School and the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education.

The donated materials included clothes, furniture and books to the school and TV sets, DVD, overhead projectors, printers and computers worth several thousands of dalasi to the ministry.

Gift of The Gambia was established in 2009 pioneered by one Mustapha Jallow, a Gambian teacher who teaches at Nema Kunku Nursery School.

According to him, the aim of the organization is to contribute immensely to the education sector, since literacy and numeracy are key in unlocking the potentials of development.

He said the materials provided will enhance a teaching and learning environment conducive for effective learning for young Gambians.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the coordinator of Gift of The Gambia, Mustapha Jallow, gave the background of the organization.

He said he works with a Canadian friend called Deborah Stevenson who had a proposal to support Gambian schoolchildren and after several correspondents she was convinced that Gambian children needed support to enhance and improve their education.

For his part, Sadibu Colley, proprietor of the school, commended Gift of The Gambia, and its executives expressed appreciation over the gesture described as timely and “highly appreciated”.

Since 2009 the organization has been rendering support to the school, he said, while calling on parents to send their children to school to grab the golden opportunities created by Gift of The Gambia.

Without education it will be difficult for the children to achieve their desire, he said.

He finally advised the students to make best use of the opportunity provided them as well as take their books as their friend.

Ebrima Dickson, head teacher of the school, and Maimuna Touray, classroom teacher, expressed gratitude to the organization for what they describe as valuable support to them.