Aug 18, 2020, 1:40 PM
Maersk Gambia Ltd last Thursday extended magnanimity to the Ministry of Health with the presentation of medical items aimed at tackling the covid-19 pandemic in the country.
The aim of the sensitisation was to discuss the importance of education in order to reduce the illiteracy rate in Wellingara especially among young ones.
Education is very important in the lives of mankind and is the most powerful and most essential tool for human beings.
Education promotes awareness, peace, health, agriculture, economic sustainability and other developmental area.
The governor of the region Sheriff Abba Sanyang described the sensitisation as very important and timely, noting that it improve students enrolment and reduces the illiteracy rate in Wellingara especially among children.
He called on people of the village to send their children to school and give them the chance to learn so that they can be productive citizens as well as contribute to national development.
Pa Gumbo Saine of SAFMU said everyone has the right to education, adding that education is the first thing we should give our children.
He called on parents to take education seriously in order to bring changes within the village.
Oumie Jallow, CRR gender focal point highlighted the dangers related to illiteracy in society saying without education poverty will remain.
Regional director for education, region five Paul Mendy said a country wouldn’t develop without education. Mr. Mendy described children as future leaders and therefore called on all parents to send their children to school.
“Through knowledge a person can bring rapid development for his or her people”, director Mendy said.
CALLHELP-Gambia, a registered NGO in The Gambia in partnership with local and international-based volunteers is set to organise its first Gam-Diaspora clean-up day, which is slated for Saturday, 23rd January2021.
Foundation for Rural Education, Wildlife and Environment, a charity organisation that has been operating in The Gambia since 2004, last Thursday donated 18 cartons of 1,800 bottles of vitamin A and multi vitamins to Banjulinding Health Centre in Kombo North.