Apr 17, 2008, 6:56 AM
Marie Madeline Gomez, project director and founder of Join
Hands UK and
"This the first time that we have created a branch in The Gambia and our key aim is to enhance community cohesion andintegration through supporting youth based projectsin The Gambia, reduce child poverty through sponsorship and engagement in community based projects in The Gambia," she explained.
She said , they are currently involved in numerous projects which include; wall fencing of a community school and building of two classroom blocks and a nursery schoolin Tawutouwhich is been financed by the Northfleet Youth Group.
"Recently we received D105,000 to complete thewall fencing of the school..As part of the project we also intend to support a small scale gardening project and build a little clinic on the land to support the women of Tawutou ," she pointed out.
Marie also stated that Join Hands The Gambia, Tawutou Scouts
and Northfleet Youths will be working hand in hand on the project from Saturday
to Thursday and their guests are expected to return to the
In welcoming the visitors, Amie Faal, secretary of Join Hands Youths Association of The Gambia, highlighted thatthis was the second phase of theirTawutou based school building project which they will gradually enlarge to a full length resource centre.
"We wish to thank our sponsors from the
Mrs. Isatou Joof Gajigo, headmistress of
"As part of the partnership, I came along with six students
and teachers to welcome our
Nigel Crocker, leader of the Northfleet Youth Group from
"We as a group seek to assist local communities in terms of
access to education because it is unlike the