May 22, 2013, 10:47 AM
Yagana World Foundation, a Holland-based organisation, under the leadership of Dinemarie Langereis, on 4 July 2011 provided the school fees of six students at the
This was done as part of the Foundation’s contribution to the development of education in the country.
The sponsorship package for the six students was the third of its kind, Ms Langereis said, adding that they are sponsoring up to 35 students in the country.
The package also included a donation of books for wood working and drawing maps, as well as 100 pens for the school itself -
“We are sponsoring the students because we believe education is key to development,” Ms Langereis said.
She added that they are also building a house for one of their sponsored girls and her family to ease their housing burden.
Alieu Manneh, headmaster of
Mr Manneh said Ms Langereis “is very concerned” at seeing that children are educated, adding that the sponsorship is geared towards educating children as well as reducing poverty.
“I thank you very much on behalf of the school for being so generous and helpful to us,” he said, adding: “No gift is small and we really appreciate your efforts.”
While they look forward for more support, Mr Manneh says the materials will be used prudently.