Nov 20, 2012, 10:39 AM
The donors provided the health post with light, medicines, shelves to store medicines, freezer and fridge, washing buckets, bed sheets, iron beds, mattresses, cupboard, dustbins, wheelbarrows, and buckets of paints for the renovation of the entire health building, long brushes.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the health post, the Gambian counterpart of the organisation, Seedy Jarjue urged Batabutu Kantora villagers to make sure the items donated are used for the intended purpose.
He affirmed that it is only when the items are used properly that the donors will continue their assistance to the village.
He commended the Spanish organisation through its founder, Madam Ada Moreno Villero, for raising funds to better the lives of the rural people in The Gambia.
Mr Jarjue said the organisation is also extending helping hand to Tendaba Nursery School in Kiang Central District of Lower River Region in a form of re-building the two classroom blocks at the school as well as store and dining room for the students.
“The classrooms were furnished with school chairs and tables and we also re-fixed the water pipes which connect the village’s main pipe to the school in order for the students to have access to potable drinking water,” Jarjue said.
He also explained that the Spanish organisation is also sponsoring 38 students at Karanai village in Foni Bintang Karanai District.
The breakdown of the level of the sponsorship is 3 from nursery school, 28 from lower basic, 4 from upper basic and 3 from senior secondary schools.
He said they have also maintenance the village local water pump and had provided container where animals can use as daily drinking point.
Speaking earlier, Alkalo of Batabutu Kantora village, Alimameh F. Sanyang, and committee member of the village health post, Alhagie B. Jarjue, applauded the Spanish organisation through its Gambian counterpart for their support.
The duo urged the donors to continue assisting their village with items that would improve the livelihood of the villagers especially in the areas of health and education.
Sunkari Jarjue and Fatou Badjie, on behalf of the women of Batabutu Kantora and the entire women folk of Foni Bintang Karanai District, also commended the organisation for reducing “the heavy load of work from our heads”.