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Jeshwang Schools, others boosted

Apr 18, 2011, 2:18 PM

The founder of Marent Nursery School in Ebo Town last Thursday boosted the Old Jeshwang Lower Basic School with two ceiling fans, and educational materials including pens, and pencils.

He also donated on the same day educational materials to New Jeshwang Lower Basic School at a presentation ceremony held at the school's grounds.

On the same day at the Old Jeshwang Lower Basic School, the Manager of Gambia Sport Foundation, Yankuba Vermeulen, a Dutch national, also donated two sets of jerseys and five footballs to Pipeline United and a set of jersey and three footballs to Koko Football Academy of Old Jeshwang.

According to officials, Old Jeshwang parliamentarian Haddy Nyang-Jagne facilitated the donation.

Speaking at the ceremony, Sainabou Sanneh, deputy headmistress of Old Jeshwang Lower Basic School, said the donation was vital for the school, adding: "We are grateful to the donors."

Ms Sanneh further appealed to the donors to help them with teaching materials for their Nursery School next time around.

Hon. Nyang-Jagne, said they were very grateful to the donors for supporting "the great work the school is doing".

"The teachers of the school are committed and hard working," she said, adding that the parents of the students, who form part of the future leaders, are also diligent.

The donation is a way of complementing the efforts of President Jammeh, who ensures development takes place in every aspect of the country's economy, Hon. Nyang-Jagne said.

"Education is key to the development of every country and I thank the donors for their kind gesture," she said.

Madam Nyang said that they were grateful, and expressed hope that the donors would continue the support.

Ms Aminata Gassama, deputy headmistress of New Jeshwang Lower Basic School, said the donation was timely, adding that the materials will be put into good use.

"We hope you will come back and help us in a bigger way," she added. "We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and wish you a wonderful stay in the country."

Mr Yankuba Vermeulen said he was proud of helping teams and children in The Gambia, adding that he would continue to do his best.

Other speakers at the ceremony included Ansumana J.B. Bass, head coach of Koko Football Academy, and Daniel Nicol who spoke on behalf of Pipeline United.

Bintou Conteh, Head Girl of Old Jeshwang Lower Basic School, delivered the vote of thanks.