Sep 20, 2010, 1:47 PM
Swedish philanthropist, Madam Jenna Nurmi, on Thursday funded a Christmas party
for Bakoteh Annex Lower Basic School in Bakoteh.
The party was sponsored by the lady through Affecting Real Change, a charitable organisation.
Musa Saidy, secretary general and founder of Affecting Real Change, said Madam Jenna is very passionate about helping the poor in The Gambia; she is a strong lover of Gambian children.
“Therefore, she decided to collect some donations from families in Sweden and give it to the needy children in The Gambia,” he said.
According to Mr Saidy, it is part of the woman’s plan to link Bakoteh Annex with a school in Sweden so that they will be able to do some fundraising to help the school in Gambia.
Also, he said, Madam Jenna will mobilise a lot of donors and volunteers within and outside her family to give more support to Bakoteh Annex in a bid to lessen the constraints that the school is faced with.
Mr Saidy said the Christmas party for Bakoteh Annex was appreciated, thanking the Swedish philanthropist for “this wonderful gesture”.
SG of Affecting Real Change said Madam Jenna would be the charity’s trustee in Sweden.
For her part, Madam Jenna said she is delighted to be in The Gambia to give support to school children.
She said she initially used to collect toys, clothes, school materials and other stuff for the children.
“But this time, I want to do something else because I love this country and these school children,” she said.