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UK Philanthropist supports Mbayen Lower Basic School

Dec 20, 2011, 12:43 PM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

A British philanthropist Sue Holly from Ex-mouth in UK recently donated teaching and learning materials to Mbayen Lower Basic School, in Niani district, CRR north.

The donated items included exercise books, textbooks, pens, pencils, set of boxes and secondhand clothing, worth over D50,000.

Speaking at the handing-over ceremony held at the school grounds, Ms Holly said she started coming to The Gambia since 1990 and the donated items were from the parents and students of Ex-mouth Farm School in UK.

She pointed out that the link between Ex-mouth Farm School in UK and Mbayen LBS started in 2004. Holly, a teacher by profession teaching at Ex-mouth Farm School, called on the beneficiaries to make best use of the items.

The cluster monitor Habibulie Jawo, in his remarks, commended the donor for the philanthropic assistance she is rendering to the school.

Mr Jawo spoke at length on the importance of education, saying that a well educated nation is a country of development. The donated items, he said, would go a long way towards complementing government’s efforts at providing such materials to schools.

The headmaster of the school, Demba M. Susso, said Sue Holly first donated D37,000 to the school and some plastic chairs.

He assured the donor that the donated items would be wisely utilised.

The district Chief Alh Pierre Bah applauded Sue Holly for her benevolent gesture, adding that the items will contribute immensely to the education of the children.

Mr Susso also called on other philanthropists to emulate Sue Holly’s the good gesture.