Jun 23, 2016, 10:11 AM
Gunjur Scout Troop on 5 May 2012 presented certificates to its members after completing a two-day training course on first-aid at the Gunjur Lower Basic School.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the Gunjur Lower Basic School, Landing Tamba, a senior teacher at the school, applauded Peace Corps volunteer Mariama Touray for organizing the training, adding that the course would “really aid scouts to equip themselves with knowledge in first-aid.
The scout master of Gunjur Scout Troop, who also doubles as the Scout Commissioner for Kombo South, Abdoulie Fatajo, said the aid training course was possible through the tireless efforts of peace corps volunteer Mariama Touray.
The training would enable the scouts to gain knowledge in first aid, Mr Fatajo said, while thanking Mariama Touray for organizing the course.
Speaking earlier, training organizer Mariama Touray said she felt satisfied for being able to accomplish the task of organizing the training, which “will really aid scouts” in giving out first-aid treatment.
Speaking on behalf of the principal of Gunjur Upper Basic School, Fatou Jallow said scouting is a volunteering and non-political organization that contributes immensely towards the development of education.
Mrs Jallow said scouts embark on cleaning and other exercises and other socio-development ventures to save life and give solace.
Scouts are also trained in Bakoteh and Basse, where many youths and school dropouts receive training.
The presentation ceremony was witnessed by parents, guardians and members of the Parent Teachers Association.