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School for The Gambia inaugurates 3-classroom block in NBR

Dec 6, 2013, 10:25 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

School for The Gambia, a UK-charitable organization, recently handed over a 3-classroom block to Mae Winterton Lower Basic School in Farafenni Madina in the North Bank Region. 
The construction of a classroom block is aimed at complementing government’s effort in providing and enhancing teaching and learning environment in The Gambia. 
Mae Winterton, the team leader, in her handing-over statement, underscored the charity’s commitment to the development objectives of government by contributing to poverty reduction and sustainable development. 
She noted that the attainment of quality education calls for concerted efforts from all stakeholders. 
The team leader also hails the efforts of her Gambian counterparts Lamin Danso and Moro Jagne for their commitment and support to realizing the project. 
Momodou Lamin Jagne, Farafenni ward councillor, applauded the support School of The Gambia continues to render to the community of Farafenni and its environment. 
He described the provision of the 3-classroom block as a historic moment in enhancing human development through the attainment of quality education in The Gambia. 
The ward councillor also noted the organisation’s support to education, health and agriculture in The Gambia as it continues to improve lives and livelihood. 
In receiving the keys to the classroom block, Mae Winterton Lower Basic School head teacher Ousman Mendy thanked the donor for their support, saying the invaluable assistance would help address the learning needs of the school. 
While expressing the school’s determination and commitment to the proper upkeep of the facility, Mr Mendy said the development has created more space for more intakes by the school, whose enrolment rate currently stands at 420 students.
Momar Njiem, a Cluster Monitor, echoed similar sentiments, saying the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education attaches great importance to creating an enabling environment for philanthropists and other partners to support education in The Gambia.
Mustapha Dibba, chairman of the School Management Committee, echoed sentiments similar to those of the previous speakers, calling on others to emulate the good example of Mae Winterton.