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Lift Gambia boosts St. Therese UBS

Jul 6, 2010, 1:37 PM | Article By: Augustine Kanjia

Lift Gambia organisation, a Non-Governmental Organisation, headed by Berit Lovstad of Norway, recently donated several laptops, and large consignment of computer accessories, flat screen computers to Saint Therese Upper Basic School in Kanifing.

The donated items included sixteen desktop flat screen computers, twenty-three laptops and four black and white and one coloured printers.

Berit Lovstad, the Chief Executive Officer of Lift Gambia, who handed the items to Mrs. Zono Jammeh, the Principal of the school, said she was happy to donate to Saint Therese Upper Basic.

"This is my second time donating to the school and it is our heartfelt desire to continue boosting the school. I hope they will use the computer components wisely," she said.

Mrs. Zono Jammeh, for her part, commended the donors for what she described as a timely and benevolent gesture, noting that the donated items would be used for its intended purpose. She stated the donation would go a long way towards boosting the teaching standards of the school, as it would expose the students to the use of computers.

The only problem, Mrs Jammeh pointed out, is that the school has a large population. "But it is indeed a great boost that would carry us a long way. We hope other philanthropists will follow suit so that each child will get a computer," she said.

Mrs. Jammeh appealed for internet connection in the school, especially from Gamtel, the nation's telecommunications provider.

Fr. Tony Sonko, the Parish Priest and Manager of the school said it was a blessing. "We would be happy to receive such generous persons. I hope the children will make good use of the kind gesture. May God bless and give Berit the energy," he said.

Mrs. Correa, the Head of Department thanked Lift Gambia for the gesture. "We thank the husband Morten and other donors of Lift Gambia. We shall use the gifts wisely," she concluded.