Mar 30, 2009, 7:20 AM
“Go For Africa”, a Gambia-Holland-based organization last Friday organised an open day forum at Fajara Skills Development Centre.
As part of the event, different types of products ranging from bread, to cloths, hairs for plating, drink and food were displayed.
Four students from Fontys Tilburg School in Holland, who are also in the country for a school visit, were present at the event.
Speaking to this reporter shortly after the forum, Ms Claudia Biemans from Holland said her organization organised the Open Day in a form of fund-raising for Fajara Skills Development Centre.
“We are in The Gambia as a student from Holland and we are also part of “Go For Africa” organisation and we have an assignment to stimulate the students of The Gambia including the students of Fajara Skills Development Centre, instead of them travelling outside the country,” Ms Biemans stated.
She said that during the Open Day, they showed the students at the Fajara Skills Development Centre that commodities in Holland are very expensive than commodities in The Gambia.
“Whatever amount of money was raised during the Open Day at the Fajara Skills Development Centre was given to the centre where the proprietor of the centre will decide what to buy for her institution that would benefit them “because we did it for the school not for ‘Go For Africa’ Organisation”, she said.
It is part of their plans to visit more schools in the country where they will have fruitful discussions with the administrations of the schools concerning the offer the students of Holland can make for their counterpart students in The Gambia, she said.
They will stay in The Gambia for five months, Ms Biemans said, adding that when they returned to Holland they would brief other students about what students in The Gambia are doing and their needs.