Nov 19, 2010, 1:48 PM
A foundation from the United Kingdom founded by Marcia Roberts recently donated sports and school materials to Bundung Lower Basic School in honour of the late Jaabe Roberts.
The donations were made by the family of the late Jaabe Roberts who had the intention of giving aid to people who need help.
The family of the late Jaabe Roberts took over the initiative after his demise, to fulfill his dreams.
The materials donated to the school included gold, silver and bronze medals, basketball materials, flying rings, cricket materials, exercise books, dictionaries, clothes among other valuable items.
The items were handed over to the headmaster of the school to distribute them to the students, to enhance their learning and sports activities.
Speaking to The Point, the coordinator for the donation, Bubacarr B. Jonga, appealed to the school administration and the parents of the beneficiaries to make good use of the materials as well as guide the children on how to utilize them.
He added that the items had been shipped from England to The Gambia because the family of the foundation has the belief that the items would be put into good use.
Mr Jonga further revealed that the late Jaabe Roberts had the intention of helping children before his demise. In fulfilling his dream, therefore, the family decided to take over, adding that the last donation including shipment cost them £3,500.
This year’s shipment and cost of the materials amounted to £5,000, he noted.
The letter sent by the family of the foundation read by Mr Jonga stated that the family was glad that the school did receive all the resources sent.
It also encouraged the children to grasp the opportunity of a decent education with both hands. The letter stated that the family had been blessed and wanted to share its blessings with the school.
The foundation was formed in June 2010 and started helping the school last year.
In her welcoming remarks, the Head Girl of the school, Nafie Gaye, thanked the donors on behalf of the students and assured the donors that the items would be put into good use.