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Jole Riders Donate to Schools

Sep 4, 2008, 6:03 AM | Article By: By Lamin Darboe

Jole Riders Foundation, a charitable organisation in the United Kingdom, recently donated 300 bicycles to two schools in The Gambia. They also donated a vehicle to their partner Fabakary Touray, alias Boyo, to use for the affairs of the foundation.

Speaking to The Point, Fabakary Touray urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the donated items. He expressed his partner's willingness to support Gambian students and revealed that the Jole Riders Foundation started their support in 2008 and have given over 5,000 bicycles to Gambian schools.

For his part, Famara Bojang, a youth leader, expressed his appreciation to the donors for their benevolent support to The Gambia. He noted that the donated items will go a long way towards improving the transportation system for students who have to travel long distances. The beneficiaries were Bansang Senior and Upper Basic School, Pakalinding Upper Basic School in the Lower and Central River Regions.