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Karantaba association presents prizes to outstanding students

Jul 13, 2015, 10:07 AM

Karantaba Youth and Development Association (KYDA) on Friday donated stationery to outstanding students of Karantaba Lower Basic School, Karantaba village, Jokadou district of North Bank Region.

The items, which included exercises books, pencils, pens, sharpeners, eraser, and markers, were presented at the school grounds during the grand end-of-year closing ceremony.

The materials were presented as awards to outstanding students of the year to cultivate the culture of academic excellence and competitions in the school.

The donation is in line with the association’s drive to promote and enhance quality teaching and learning in the village – Karantaba.

Presenting the materials on behalf of the association, Mr Alasana Fadera said the donation was made possible through the monthly financial contribution of members and revenue generated from the seasonal farming activities of the association.

He said promoting quality learning in the school is a major concern of the association, while expressing gratitude to the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education for making education free.

While urging the beneficiary students to make best use of the items, Mr Fadera advised the students to be disciplined, especially towards their teachers, and be committed to their education.

He assured the school authority of KYDA’s unflinching support at all times.

Receiving the items, the headmaster of the school, Mr Momodou Gaye, expressed delight over the donation.

He thanked the youth of Karantaba for the good gesture, saying the prizes will serve as motivating factor for other students.

He urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the materials and prayed for unity among members of the association.

The chairman of the school’s board, Mr Sheriffo Fadera, expressed similar sentiments and urged the association to keep up the momentum and work hard as well as intervene in the social development efforts of the community.

He further called on other youth development organisations in the region to emulate KYDA.

Fadera concluded by describing the donation as timely and strongly advised the awarded students to put the materials to good use.