Feb 11, 2009, 2:14 AM
Saamasang Federation, in collaboration with the health sector, recently donated first-aid items and sanitary materials valued at D66, 000 to schools in Brikama, West Coast region.
The beneficiary schools included Kabifita Lower Basic, Jamisa Lower Basic, Manduarr Lower, Busura Lower and Dasilami Lower Basic schools.
Speaking at the handing-over ceremony at Saamasang’s head office at Brikama, the federation manager, Idrisa Cham, said environmental sanitation is key in preventing diseases.
He said that the medicines and tools donated to schools would help students have quick access to first-aid any time they fall sick.
Mr Cham said that they would need a report from each of the schools on how they would use the drugs.
For his part, Fabakary Fadera, financial director of Saamasang Federation, said the importance of health cannot be over-emphasised.
Without good heath people cannot be productive at school and at workplaces, he says.
According to him, the first-aid materials and tools are very important to the people, especially the children who need to be protected at all times.
He said they at Saamasang are very much concerned with the overall wellbeing of the children.
The education and health sectors are linked in the development of children, he noted, saying that was why Saamasang collaborated with the health sector to donate the items to the schools.
“We believe that having these materials in schools can prevent and treat the children from diseases, especially malaria,” he said.
Madam Laliya Hydra, chair lady of Saamasang Federation, said: “This is not the first time the federation is donating such valuable items in the area.
“Every person knows the importance of medicine and the tools we use to clean our environment.”