Sep 9, 2008, 6:35 AM
A school built by the Scanaid organization from
Jorgen Bredesen, a Norwegian and chairman of Scanaid International said:"I have been serving as chairman for ten years now. We are supporting about 1,400 children with 40 staff. We sponsor from Nursery, primary upper, senior schools and university. At the moment, we are sponsoring about eight people in the university and are all based in Brufut some are past pupils of Scanaid International."
Among his plans for their school the near future, Jorgen
Bredesen said they want to electrify the school, fix the road to the school,
and clear the rubbish on the way to the school. For their long-term plan
Bredesen indicated that they wish to sponsor more in education. "We have been
here for 15 years and we wish to continue. We have some Swedish volunteers and
all we do is voluntary work. We want more people in the university before we think
of studies in
Jorgen said he has privately sponsored medical students. "We hope to expand to other areas if possible," he said.
Mariama Baldeh thanked their sponsors, their teachers, the school committee and the government for providing an enabling environment. "We are bent on making sure that the children of The Gambia get the best education. Mr. Jorgen Bredesen and his team are commended for the good they are doing for the school. May God bless them," she said. The day ended with eating and rejoicing.