Nov 27, 2020, 10:19 AM
Malick Jallow Foundation for Children (MJFC) formerly known as the Institute for the Advancement of Children’s Rights (IACR) has joined civil society and the rest of the world in marking the Universal Children’s Day.
Receiving the items, Louise Moses Mendy, permanent secretary (PS) at MoBSE, commended GWF for being so far the first women’s organization to offer help to his Ministry.
“As a ministry we are grateful for what you had brought to us and it is a large quantity that will really reduce the burden on us as far as Covid-19 PPE for schools are concern,” said PS Mendy.
PS Mendy therefore called on Gambians and non-Gambians alike to emulate the good deed of the GWF members.
“We will always remember your kind hearted generosity your organization offered to the sector.”
He informed GWF members about the achievement of female students in the 2020 GABECE exams, which he said, was something to be proud of.
Shortly before handing-over the items to MoBSE PS Mendy, head of the Tailoring Department under the Federation, Binta Jallow said the purpose of the donation is in support of safe reopening of schools.
“I am speaking on behalf of the President, Gambia Women Federation, Madam Ndey Awa Khan who loved to be here but due to her busy schedule she can’t make it.”
She indicated that offering help to the future leaders of this country means they want the country to produce responsible and concerned leaders in generations to come.
“As mothers, we felt it as a duty upon us to offer help to the future leaders of this country, this is why we are here to donate these face masks to MoBSE.”
Ceremony was witnessed by GWF senior members. Ministry’s DPS Adama Jimba Jobe for Programs and DPS Jerre Sanyang for Administration and Finance, who all hailed the donors for the gesture.
By Lamin B. Darboe
Information Officer, MoBSE
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