Jul 29, 2011, 11:02 AM
Soroptimist International of Banjul (SIB) last week Friday donated cleansing materials to Bakau New Town Lower Basic School.
The donated materials, which included five rakes, five buckets, five cutlasses, five long brooms and fifteen sachets of water, were handed over to the school administration at a ceremony held at the school campus.
Speaking to the Point during the school's monthly clean-up exercise, which SIB members took part over the weekend, the new President of Soroptimist International of Banjul (SIB), Mrs. Rosanna Ndaw Jallow said her organisation seeks to promote the welfare of women and girls in their development efforts.
According to her, they decided to join Bakau New Town Lower Basic School environmental club monthly set-settal, because it is a right exercise.
She added that her organisation started the partnership with Bakau New Town School far back in 1992. She advised the administration of the school to always clean the school environment, adding that her organisation is sponsoring some students in the school.
According to Mrs. Jallow, her organisation has tiled the floor of six classroom blocks at Bakau New Town School. She further disclosed that it is also part of their plans to change the entire roof of the said classroom blocks with new corrugated sheets before the opening of the 2009/2010 academic year in September 2009.
Mrs. Binta Njie, the Deputy headmistress, who spoke on behalf of the school's headmistress, thanked SIB for what she described as being right partners in development.
Mrs. Njie also thanked members for their dedication, adding that government cannot do it alone and thus there must be people who will also contribute their quota to the development of the country. She commended the environmental teacher co-ordinator of the school, Mr. Ebou Sowe and his members "for putting the names of Bakau New Town into higher heights by bringing more environmental certificates to the school".
After the clean-up exercise, the SIB members and their host moved to Bakau Health Centre where they cleaned the health centre campus. Ms. Ejatou Jallow, the Assistant Public Health Officer at Bakau Health Centre thanked (SIB) members and Bakau New Town Lower Basic school environment club for making their campus well cleaned.