Jun 8, 2020, 12:03 PM
Maerskline Gambia last Friday donated 200 bags of 25kg rice to Banjul City Council (BCC) in its fight against coronavirus disease.
Pa Haruna Jagana, head teacher of Bottrop Kindergarten in Brikama thanked their German sponsors for support the kindergartens. "These face masks and prevention messages are very vital and timely because the most vulnerable age during this global crisis is the Kindergartens."
He said schools are currently closed but immediately when they reopen every child will be taught on the prevention messages.
President of Shine Light in Girls Education, Ebrima Fadera said children must be prevented from contracting coronavirus because what countries learnt from the Ebola outbreak is that children are the most vulnerable and are likely to experience violence, abuse and neglect during pandemic as families struggle to cope.
Statistics have shown that, Sami District in CRR has the highest number of underprivileged and vulnerable families. The daily struggles of inhabitants of this area is as a result of poverty and lack of access to certain basic necessities.
Saama Kairo Federation; a local partner to ChildFund The Gambia on Friday donated sanitary items worth over D700, 000 to its sponsored and enrolled families in Kombo East and Central, the police and the Regional Health Directorate.
The sectoral advisory board and project steering committees of African Higher Education Centers of Excellence impact for development project, last Friday held their inaugural meeting.
Burundi's newly elected president, Evariste Ndayishimiye, has been sworn in two months earlier than planned. No foreign heads of state were present when he took the oath of office in the administrative capital, Gitega, where he pledged to defend the nation's interests and unify its citizens.