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Foni Ding-Ding Federation gives items worth D1M to Foni and Kiang schools

Oct 23, 2020, 12:03 PM

Foni Ding-Ding Federation, a local partner to ChildFund-The Gambia on Tuesday donated 50, 000 exercise books, sanitary materials and hand washing stations worth 1milliondalasis to enrolled students and schools within the five districts of Foni and 4 communities in Kiang.

Presenting the items, Edi Bah, manager Foni Ding-Ding Federation, said the gesture is meant to support parents to get their children back to school since their income generation was affected by the covid-19 pandemic.

According to him, the federation has distributed over 2,000,000 dalasis to 932 families through cash transfers as support to mitigate the impact of covid-19 on children. 

Mr. Bah went on to commend the government of the Gambia through the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education for the online radio programs to keep children busy at home after being disconnected from school system due to the pandemic.

The support, he added, will also be extended to the ECDs to put a smile on the faces of the deprived excluded and vulnerable children.

Samba Keita, coordinator of sponsorship and programs at the Federation said exercise books distribution is one of the key milestones that caregivers appreciate from ChildFund and Foni Ding-Ding Federation.

That, he said, enhances school attendance and serves as a recipe to passing exams.

“Therefore, we expect caregivers to encourage children to utilise the books by taking notes and frequently reviewing them at home”

Keita maintained with that their learning outcomes will become positive, thereby improving their education and confidence as a core outcome of the Federation.

ChildFund-The Gambia Korean project coordinator Alhagie Yaya Mbye commended Foni Ding-Ding Federation for the move, further urging parents to support and encourage their children towards education.

The board chairman Mamadou Alagie Jarju commended the Federation for their timely intervention, noting that the initiative is part of complementing government’s effort aimed at encouraging enrolment of children in schools.

On behalf of the beneficiary children,Neneh Jarju thanked Foni Ding-Ding Federation for the support, while promising to make best use of that the donated learning materials.

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