Feb 2, 2012, 12:38 PM
Speaking to reporters shortly after presenting the materials to the school authorities, Ashley Cole said they help build schools, provide learning materials and sponsor kids. He said they also provide food projects in the country to boost the education sector.
Mr Cole added that they try to help everyone who needs help, adding that they have already built four nursery schools namely, Sky Blue Nursery School, Adams Kids Nursery School, Burbage Nursery School and Mamuda Nursery School.
They are currently building the GOVI Nursery School. “Any school that can reach us we will see what we can do,” he added.
He disclosed that they have now linked with a project in Holland, called “MRC”, and are helping a number of primary schools.
They are currently building St. Peter’s Science University, he announced.
Jarmilla Hofman-Cole, founder of the foundation, said education for kids motivated them to start the foundation, as kids are the future leaders. Kids need education, she noted, adding that this was why they try to find parents in Holland who could sponsor kids in The Gambia.
They try to help kids go through a better future in Africa, as there is “too much poverty” in Africa, and the only way of alleviating povertyis keeping everyone educated in order to make the African continent a better place, she continued.
Fatou Gaye-Sohna, head teacher of the school, in receiving the materials, thanked the donors, and said for years they have been looking for such help.
They are pleased with the gesture, as the materials would go a long way in helping to make learning easy and comfortable for students of the school, she added.
Mrs Gaye-Sohna said they would put the donated materials to good use.