Mar 26, 2008, 12:22 PM
on Africa, a UK-based charity, on Saturday, Christmas Eve, donated materials
and food items including bags of rice and gallons of cooking oil to Mariama
Kunda Nursery School.
The aim was to share with the children the joy of the Christmas.
The headmistress of the school, Isatou Gibba, thanked the donors for their constant support towards the improvement of the school and the lives of the pupils.
“We are grateful to Hands on Africa’s contribution towards the improvement of the school,” she said.
Leon Hall, the lead philanthropist, said he was very delighted to put smiles on the faces of Gambian children especially on an important period like the Christmas Eve, a festive of sharing and caring for one another.
He said part of his plans for the school is to upgrade it to a primary school “so that other teachers can come from England to share experience and expertise in teaching English language”.
Fattoumatta Sillah, public relations manager of KMC who doubles as the local partner of Hands on Africa, hailed the organisation for its commitment to the improvement of the school.