Monday, July 1, 2013

Goal for The Gambia gives to West Coast Region kids

Last week a group of 26 students from Camel College UK donated to kids at Kuloro and Kitty through the charity, Goal for The Gambia
(photo credit: MENjie/Mansa Banko)

Second hand clothes, hygiene, teaching, and learning materials have been donated to Kuloro Nursery School and Kitty Arabic School in the West Coast Region (WCR) over the weekend by the charity Goal for The Gambia
Plan are in place to repair the roof of the classroom block, install new window shutters and build a new block of 4 classrooms and an office at Kitty school, said Kaddijatou Saidy Sanyang, the founder of the charity.

The weekend donation is a part of 2013 intervention of the organisation set up to support education and provides training opportunities primarily for young people in The Gambia.

Mrs. Sanyang (also known as Sandy) said that since the inception (2006) the organization has made significant contributions to the education sector by sponsoring over 100 students in WCR from nursery kids to university students.

Last week a group of 26 students from Carmel College UK visited project sites and made donation to Kuloro and Kitty through the charity. The gifts include pencils, exercise books, reading books, sport equipments, and craft materials.

Perpetual Jones, a teacher at Camel College, recalls that Mrs Sanyang began to raise funds to support Gambian children when she came across a school at Kitty village made of “empty building”.

Then she thinks how she could help them complete the construction and as well help the students, Jones explained.

“The 26 students contributed 250 pounds while Charlotte Henshall and her mother Caroline organize a fund raising and raised 930 pound which we have given to a child at Kitty,” Jones said. 

Charlotte and Caroline want to sponsor little girls at Kitty next year by paying for the childrens school fees. 

Mustapha Jobe, a Tourist Guide, he and his colleagues do encourage tourists to help Gambians in many sectors by linking them to local communities.

As tour guides, we encourage tourists to help Gambian children and local communities, he said.

Written by Modou S. Joof
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