Feb 25, 2010, 4:26 PM
Educational books worth over a million dalasi have been donated to Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) by ChildFund International-The Gambia.
The presentation ceremony held at the ChildFund’s head office in Kanifing, was presided over by Mustapha Kebbeh, programme coordinator at ChildFund.
Ebrima Sisawo, deputy permanent secretary at MoBSE, commended the ChildFund management for their support and collaboration with the Education ministry in Banjul.
Sisawo said the ministry has been partners with the ChildFund (CCF) for 30 years now, and appreciates the support and intervention of ChildFund in The Gambia in complementing the efforts of the government by providing teaching and learning materials for children.
ChildFund’s focus is on child development, which is one of the objectives of MoBSE, Sisawo added, and pledged his ministry’s continuing partnership with ChildFund International-The Gambia.
James Pimundu, national director of ChildFund International-The Gambia, said one of the key components of ChildFund intervention areas is supporting children to attained quality education.
“We have been working with MoBSE for the past 30 years with our core aim of complementing their efforts in protecting and developing the future leaders of The Gambia,” he said.
Ms Isatou Graham of the Ministry of Justice, who also doubles as a board member of ChildFund International-The Gambia, said one of the core values of ChildFund is to improve the educational status of children.
Child Fund International-The Gambia is complementing the efforts of the government by giving support to MoBSE in the form of educational items, among others, she said.