May 31, 2010, 11:55 AM
Circle of Friends SukutaMoormerland Association on Thursday boosted Sukuta Upper Basic and Senior Secondary School with 380 chairs, 180 desks, 30 computers, 8 sewing machines and 5 wheelchairs.
Speaking at the presentation of the materials held at the school hall, HaddySosseh, headmistress of the school, said the school has gained a lot from its partnership with the association, such as construction of classroom blocks, a hall and a library as well as furniture, office equipment, technical materials, supplementary books, among others.
She commended and hailed some key members of the association such a HolgerSneider, Dr Anna Stelhove-fend and Alagie Musa Bojang for their support to the school.
Madam Sosseh described Alagie Musa Bojang, a native of Sukuta based in Germany, as a Gambian with a big heart for his community and the country at large.
The headmistress assured the donors that the items would be “productively utilised” and maintained for durability and longevity.
Momodou G. Jallow, principal education officer of Region 2, said the Ministry of Education valued genuine partners such as the partnership between Sukutaschool and Moormerland association.
He said the donated materials are in line with the ministry’s 2014-2015 education policy as well as the 2016-2030 policy, which is currently being formulated.
AbdoulieBojang, chairman, school management committee, highlighted the numerous benefits the Sukutaschool has received from the Moormerland association since their partnership began some years ago.
Aki Bojang, a brother of Alagie Musa Bojang, said his brother promised to continue to do more for the school, for he has seen the benefits of the investment he has been making in the school.
Alhaji Ba NuhaBojang, who spoke on behalf of the SukutaAlkalo, said “the entire village is pleased” about the gesture of the benefactors.
Musa Susso, former National Assembly Member for Kombo North, also thanked the donors, particularly Alagie Musa Bojang, for their “open mindedness”.
He called on Gambians in the diaspora to emulate Mr Bojang in supporting their communities and The Gambia at large.
Musa Touray, head boy of the school, in his vote of thanks, said they the students have continued to benefit immensely from the facilities provided to the school by the Circle of Friends SukutaMoormerland Association.