Jul 20, 2009, 6:16 AM
In what could be described as a fulfilment of its corporate social responsibility and a milestone in the development drive of this country, Trust Bank on Thursday presented a cheque amounting to D1, 000, 000 (One million dalasis) to the Rotary Club of Banjul as part of its contribution towards the completion of a School Science Laboratory Project.
With this latest intervention, Trust Bank, one of the leading and most innovative banks in the country, has again demonstrated adequately that not only is our nations health and sporting development is their priority, but also the education sector and in particular the development of the sciences to make sure that The Gambia is well equipped to face the challenges of the future.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony held at the bank's head office in
According to MD Njie, every nation in the world needs to invest in its youths to assure itself of a brighter future. "There are numerous areas of possible contribution to the education sector and Trust Bank has over the years contributed significantly to touch all these areas", he said.
For the Trust Bank boss, The Gambia like all developing countries continues to strive for a favourable climate to nature our future scientists. He added that an integral part of this is the availability of a well-equipped science laboratory to aid practical and exercises to encourage more interest in the science and ensure a greater improvement in both exam results and the number of students pursuing science related courses for their future careers.
The Trust Bank boss pointed out that this should give the
Also speaking at the presentation ceremony, Mr. Jawara Gaye, the outgoing president of the Rotary Club, affirmed that the project has received considerable stakeholder support, from government through the allocation of a piece of land.
He highlighted the tremendous support rendered to the club by Trust Bank over the years, describing the gesture as a milestone.
According to Mr Gaye, the project was conceived with the aim of providing a conducive learning environment in pursuit of the teaching of science and technology in senior secondary schools.