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Karmic Angels forges partnership with IBC vows to help the college

Mar 16, 2011, 12:03 PM

Described by many as another milestone in the development of higher education in the country, Karmic Angels, an international registered charitable organization operating in The Gambia and the United Kingdom, yesterday forged a partnership with the International Business College (IBC) in the areas of sponsorship, as well as education.

Established as a charity in 2008, Karmic Angels is the brainchild of a British couple, Alan and Stephanie Turner, and helps to provide aid, relief and development in The Gambia.

The charity yesterday donated educational materials including books, stationery and football jerseys to the college at a presentation ceremony held at the college campus in Fajara.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony witnessed by college students, the Director of Karmic Angels International, Alan Turner, highlighted the importance his charity attaches to education, sport and health noting that these are perequisites to national development.

“This college needs funding and school fees are problems that need to be sorted. We will do everything possible to help the school. We will be having containers coming and each of the students will at least have one computer to help in your learning process,” he added.

According to him, the college will not survive without funding, and this can be achieved through payment of school fees. “We really want to make a difference in The Gambia by helping those in need of help, and education can alleviate poverty,” he said, while assuring the college that his charity will continue to support them in their endeavour to provide quality education.

Stephanie Turner, the co-founder and chairperson of Karmic Angels, noted that Karmic Angels will continue to make a difference in The Gambia by contributing their quota towards the socio economic development of the country.

“In one year, we built four schools in The Gambia, and we will continue to support education, health and sport in The Gambia. We would also like to help the college with brand new furniture in future, and we have seven projects that we are embarking on in this area,” she said.

She informed the gathering that their vision is to complement the efforts of the Gambia government in the attainment of Vision 2010 the country’s development blueprint. She added that they will be working with the heath sector, in particular the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital, and the education sector.

According to her, they have brought over seventy thousand pound sterling microscope that will live long at the hospital while urging them to put the donated materials into good used.

Also speaking at ceremony, Modou Ceesay Chief Executive officer of International Business College applauded the gesture saying that education is the key to development.

Other speakers included the President of the Students Union at the College, Paul Sulayman Koroma, who hailed the gesture as a humanitarian one.