Oct 17, 2008, 5:55 AM
Isatou Bah, a member of Young West African, said the gesture is part of their efforts to enhance the education of children within West Africa through the provision of teaching and learning materials.
“Our children are our future so we need to help them to realise their dreams in education,” she said.“The text books are to inculcate the culture of reading in the minds of the kids.”
Ms Bah said Young West African has plans to set up a public library in The Gambia “to reach out to as many children as possible”.
Omar M. Bah, ambassador of Young West African, said the donation to SOS heralds the beginning of a new partnership between the organisation and learning centre.
Haddy Njie-Touray, director of SOS Children Village, said:“We welcome the donation and we hope that the partnership between us will be nurtured.”
She said the books will help the children in their various classrooms.
Young West African is operating in three countries: Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast and The Gambia.