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Crab Island TVET receives donation of office equipment

Apr 8, 2022, 12:33 PM

Crab Island Technical and Vocational Education Training Centre (CITVETC) on Tuesday, 5th April 2022, received a donation of office equipment and furniture from Baboucar Njie and brother Cherno Njie, based in the US, at a presentation ceremony held at the Centre in Banjul.

Receiving the donated items on behalf of the Centre, Hon. Ousman Sillah, National Assembly Member for Banjul North described the donation “as timely and coming to enhance the work of the administration.”

He said the administration is the nerve centre of the TVET institution and that providing it with tools and materials to facilitate its operations will go a long way in adding value to its output or work.

The chair of the Crab Island TVET Foundation assured that the donated items, which include a colored printer, two desk top computers, a projector and screen, half a dozen office chairs, two filing cabinets, conference table and other office accessories, will be put into good use.

“On behalf of the board and administration, I wish to express our genuine appreciation of this magnanimous donation and to thank both Mr. Njie and his brother for supporting the Crab Island TVET Centre,” he concluded.

In handing over the items, Baboucar Njie, noted how happy they were to hand over the office equipment and materials for the advancement of the work of the Centre in developing the capacity of young people in the country.

“This is a very small token. I thought we should look around to see how best we can support the development of the country particularly in the area of technical education,” said Mr. Njie.

Mr. Njie said he then discussed with the brother, Cherno Njie, and that they agreed to donate these set of office equipment and furniture to the Crab Island TVET Centre.

He said the country cannot develop in the absence of technical capacity and supporting the training centre will go a long way in helping to build and enhance the capacity of the technical education.

“Be assured that we will continue giving our support however small it may be as this is the first time and will certainly not be the last time for us to support the Crab Island TVET Centre,” concluded Mr. Njie.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Matarr John, director of the TVET Centre, who also applauded the Njie brothers for their timely support towards the efforts aimed at building the capacity of young people in the country. He acknowledged the numerous networking efforts that the board chaircontinues to make with a multitude of partners and one of which has now resulted in the presentation of office materials.

He urged others, including Gambians both at home and in the Diaspora to emulate the good and timely gesture aimed at supporting efforts towards building the capacity of the Centre to enhance its operations.

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