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Schools for Progress inaugurates toilet facilities

May 10, 2013, 11:28 AM | Article By: Cherno Bobb

School for Progress (SFP), a registered non-profit making charity recently inaugurated two toilet blocks at the Farato Nursey and Lower Basic School.

Formed in 1986, SFP, which has its head office in the UK and branch representative in The Gambia, aims to help the needy and vulnerable students.

In partnership with their Gambian counterparts, the charity has over the weekend sponsored two toilet blocks at the Farato Nursery and Lower Basic School.

The project which was supervised by Mr Ismaila Senghore, a trustee to the charity was built by Mam’s Building, the Nation Construction Company, at a cost of two hundred thousand dalasis.

The charity has been involved in several activities which are mainly geared towards supporting Gambian students and other activities surrounding educational development within the country.

The charity also constructed a three-classroom block and the newly inaugurated two toilet blocks at Farato Busumbala Lower Basic School.

According to its officials, SFP has since its inception injected over 10 million dalasis in paying fees for Gambian students, building classroom blocks in different schools, school gardens, wells and extension of water services.

Mr Howard Clarke, a UK trustee to the charity, urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the facilities and to always keep it very tidy.

Other speakers at the ceremony included Dr Alasan Njie, another Gambian representative, the headmistress of the school, Mrs Cham, the National Assembly Member of Kombo North, Area Ward Councilor and the Chairman of the PTA.