Aug 19, 2014, 10:32 AM
Rotary Club of Fajara Friday presented ten new computers to five schools within
the Greater Banjul Area, at a ceremony held at the Senegambia Beach Hotel.
The computers were distributed among the five schools equally.
The computers came through the Rotary Club of Fajara supported by one Ebrima Sosseh who is based in England, and has been working very closely with the Rotary Club of Fajara.
The beneficiary schools included Bright Star Nursery, Bakau Lower Basic School, Trankil Academy, ABC Learning Centre, and Rose Aston Primary School and Nursery School.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the vice president of Rotary Club of Fajara, Minyan Jobe, said the gifts were provided by a friend based in England, Ebrima Sosseh, “who is a good friend of the Rotary Club of Fajara”.
Mr Sosseh had visited the Rotary Club of Fajara on many occasions, and did make a promise to provide the computers, which had been realised.
Mr Jobe expressed gratitude and appreciation on behalf of the members of the Rotary Club of Fajara to the donor, for the “magnificent gesture”.
He said education is a focused area of Rotary International, and Rotary providing gifts for needy people is their way of life in supporting local schools.
Providing these kinds of gifts is their way of giving back to the society, communities, as well as helping the children at school level.
According to Mr Jobe, at the level of Rotary Club of Fajara they would be monitoring the various schools to assess the impact of gifts in the lives of the school children.
He said if the computers are used accordingly, then the Rotary Club of Fajara would continue to provide support to the schools.
Also speaking at the handing over ceremony was Claudiana Cole, Regional Education Director for Region One, who thanked the Rotary Club of Fajara and the donor for providing the gifts, which is very important.
She said education is a fundamental human right, and it is a very important aspect of human life.
She described the donation of the gifts as very timely in support of education.
She also spoke extensively about the role and importance attached to education and its benefits to human life, saying “without education you would lose a lot in life”.
“So education is key and anybody who supports education is supporting a very important aspect of human life.
“I want to thank the Rotary Club of Fajara for intervening in the area of education by providing IT materials such as computers to our schools,” she said, adding that information and communication technology is a very important area.
“It is ICT that is ruling the world today. It is, therefore, very important that ICT materials are provided for school children to be able to compete in the world, as the world has become a global village due to technology.
The assistant District Governor, Safiyoung Manneh, said education is the foundation that forms the club, and it is the educated people that came together and thought it wise to put their resources together and help those less unfortunate people in society.
Providing these computers is one of the ways of supporting the society through education, he said.
He advised the beneficiaries to make the best use of the materials as they are very important, adding that the donation was in line with Rotary’s area of focus.