Aug 18, 2010, 12:44 PM
National Environment Agency (NEA) recently donated sanitary tools to Latrikunda Yiri Nganya Lower Basic School, Brufut Lower Basic School, and Farato village, West Coast Region.
The materials included rakes, spades, wheelbarrows, cleaning brooms, garden forks, and cutlasses. The tools were donated towards the cleansing and protection of the environment.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Ndey Bakurine, director general of NEA, said the donation was part of NEA’s commemoration of World Environment Day.
She said the recipient village and schools are doing well in their environmental management and protection, therefore, the gift was to motivate them to keep up the momentum.
The schools have curricular activities like Garden and Environmental Club, and Mothers Club all geared towards environmental protection and sustainability, she noted.
Madam Binta Kinteh, an official of NEA, thanked the community of Farato and the two schools for “the wonderful efforts” they continue to do in terms of environmental cleansing.
She advised people to avoid excessive cutting down of trees and bushfires because “they can cause damage to the environment”.
Aja Maimuna Sowe, Alkalo of Farato village, thanked NEA for “the wonderful support”, promising that her village will continue to work hard and be committed to the environment.
She said at Farato, they always conduct set-settal irrespective of whether it is national set-settal or not.
Buba Ceesay, a native of Farato village, said the village’s partnership with NEA started long ago as the organisation has been supportive of the village’s previous initiative towards cleansing the market and the hospital.