Feb 5, 2010, 7:56 PM
The President’s Empowerment For Girls Education Project (PEGEP) recently received a donation of ten thousand dalasis from Kunkujang Upper Basic School.
The cheque for the money was handed over to the CEO of the Jammeh Foundation for Peace, Nancy Njie, at a ceremony held at the PEGEP office in Churchill's Town.
Speaking shortly after the cheque was handed over, Hon. Abba Sanyang of PEGEP thanked Kunkujang Upper Basic School for the gesture.
"The contribution will go a long way in supporting the foundation," he said, adding that PEGEP, the brainchild of President Jammeh, is out to boost education in the country.
The PEGEP boss applauded the head teacher of Kunkujang Upper Basic and his team for their support, urging other schools to emulate their gesture.
For her part, Madam Nancy Njie, CEO of Jammeh Foundation, thanked the school for their contribution, saying the President's Empowerment For Girls Education "is here to help" the poor and needy girls.
"President Jammeh, as we all know, is doing everything possible to support the education sector in this country," she said.
Madam Njie also said the financial boost is very vital, adding that the money "will be put into good use".
In handing over the cheque for the money on behalf of the school, Demba Yabo, head teacher of Kunkujang Upper Basic School, said: "We sit, and though wisely, as a school we also need to contribute towards the President's Empowerment For Girls project. If someone is doing something for you, you should thank the individual."
According to Mr Yabo, PEGEP "is doing a lot" in the country's education sector. "They came to our aid some time ago," he added, saying: "This is one of the reasons we came up on behalf of the students to contribute this amount."