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Jole Rider donates bicycles to schools

Apr 17, 2012, 1:33 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

Jole Rider Foundation, a UK-based charitable organization, last Thursday donated  four hundred bicycles to ten schools in the country.

The beneficiaries are Penyem Upper Basic School, Arangeleng Upper Basic School, Bansang Upper Basic School, Wali Foday Basic Cycle, Sinchu Njabo Basic Cycle, Sabi Upper Basic School, Buran Upper Basic School, Sambang Upper Basic School, Kuntaya Upper Basic School and Tahir Senior Secondary School.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the Gunjur Lower Basic School, Fabakary Boyo Touray, a member of the Foundation, said Jole Rider was founded in 2006 and since then have been working with primary and secondary schools in the country.

According to him, the foundation has donated ten thousand bicycles to schools across the length and breath of the country.

Mr. Touray said the foundation will continue to render more support to Gambian schools.

He also seized the opportunity to appeal to beneficiaries to make best use of the donated bicycles.

Speaking on behalf of the Minister of Basic and Secondary Education, Alagie Bah said Jole Rider has now become a household name in The Gambia for their tireless contribution towards the education sector.

He added that the donated bicycles will make transportation easy for students who travel from far distance as well as aid them to be present in school on time.

Other speakers on the occasion included the headmaster of Gunjur Lower Basic School, Kebba Fatty, Omar Bojang, Fadinding Darboe and Alagie Camara, all expressed similar sentiments.

The progamme was chaired by Saidou Blair from Quality Education Unit under the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education.