Apr 8, 2009, 6:24 AM
In a bid to further complement government's effort in both the health and education sectors of The Gambia, St George's Guild of Denmark Gambia Project, in collaboration with the Gambia Boden Powell, International Scout Guild Fellowship and the Gambia Scout Association on Wednesday presented a 40ft container to social institutions in The Gambia.
The donated materials, which were presented at a ceremony held in Sanyang village, who are also a beneficiary, among others, included hospital equipment, chairs, tables, blackboards, computer tables, toy for sick children, heightening seats for toilets.
Other beneficiaries were Girls Guide Skill Centre and Boys Scouts Skills, all in Soma, Lower River Region, Armitage Senior School in CRR and Hanne Vibe Nursery School.
According to officials, it has now become a tradition for St George Guild of Denmark to ship 40ft container on monthly basis to Gambians.
Addressing the beneficiaries, Mr. Pa Omar Bojang, the Project Co-coordinator of St George Guilds of Denmark, said it has become a tradition of St George Guilds of Denmark to ship 40ft container loaded with materials to The Gambia. This donation, he stated, is the biggest of it kind and were made possible through the support of Ousman Samega Janneh, Sira Sighateh, Peter and Karim Bolsten.
He said the donation demonstrates the commitment his project attaches to health and education in The Gambia, adding that Karin Bolsten efforts are noticeable. He noted that it’s the only way one can contribute to national development.
"Those collecting and shipping these materials are old and retired people in Denmark, aged between 65- 70, all working for The Gambia. We will also never forget them," Pa Bojang, who is a native of Sanyang said.
Other speakers included Ousman Samega Janneh, the Secretary-General of St George Guild of Denmark.