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‘Nice To Be Nice’ donates medical, learning items to institutions

Jan 20, 2021, 1:36 PM | Article By: Sanna Jallow

‘Nice To Be Nice’, a local foundation in the country recently donated medical and learning materials to schools and institutions as part of their efforts to help improve education and services at the country’s health sector.

The beneficiary schools and institutions include, Kabafita Lower Basic, Jenoi Primary, Sanyang Nursery schools, Gambia International Foundation, Bakau Health, Bundung Hospital, The Gambia Radio and Television Services. The foundation also presented second hand clothing to individuals as well.

At a presentation held at Ali Bin Abi Talib lslamic Institution, Mustapha Keita, a co-founder of the foundation, informed that the foundation was formed in 2016 to lend a helping hand to schools and institutions both in the private and government sector.

This year, he explained that the foundation is planning to establish a school to teach tailoring courses in their quest to help young people learn gainful skills to complement government’s effort in youth empowerment.

“The foundation faces a lot of challenges in terms of clearing the container from the ports of Banjul which cost the foundation more than 80 thousand dalasis.”

Keita noted that the agents at the Banjul Ports are giving them a lot of challenges instead of helping them, adding that the foundation has to pay a demurrage rate of 25 thousand dalasis because the container stayed two weeks at the ports.

“We are therefore urging government and other institutions that are responsible at the port to try and make things easy for the people who are bring charity items into the country.”

Ousman Tall, a beneficiary thanked the foundation for their foresight in presenting education and health materials to needy institutions, saying that was not the first time of extending support to institutions since the formation of the foundation.

“I am very happy to see the foundation prioritises education and health sectors. I thank them wholeheartedly and urge them to do more. ”he added.

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