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|Posted - 22 Jun 2023 : 14:49:24
#Headlines ON Jun 22, 2023, 11:50 AM
Top businessman and Cyprus Honorary Consul, Mr. Salifu S. K. Jaiteh has donated two hundred and ten thousand dalasis worth of used clothings to the Upper River Region (URR) disaster victims.
Last week, the residents of URR faced a disastrous flash flooding after a heavy downpour that rendered hundreds of families homeless.
The victims lost their clothings and food items in the disaster and they have since being calling on the government and philanthropists to come to their aid.
Reacting to their calls, the proprietor of S. K Jaiteh and Sons and a philanthropist, Mr. Salifu S.K. Jaiteh has donated to the victims through the Office of the Chairman of Basse Area Council, Mr. Muhammad Ceesay.
In a low key ceremony held at his office on Wednesday 21 June 2023, Mr Jaiteh expressed solidarity with the victims saying; the gesture may appear small but believes it would go a long way in supporting the victims in their recovery bid.
“When I heard this disturbing news over this radio, I deemed it necessary to extend this helping hand to the victims at this critical moment in their lives. I am always ready and willing to support needy people in fulfillment of my corporate social responsibilities,” Mr Jaiteh stated.
The top entrepreneur prayed for the recovery of the victims in soonest possible time, saying that “Allah knows everything and He does everything for a purpose.”
“I have been helping victims since in the 80s not because I have wealth but instead, I do it to support humanity. I am calling on other businessmen to follow suit and support these needy victims to bring back their lives to normalcy” Mr. Jaiteh stressed.
For his part, the director of Planning and Development for Basse Area Council, Yaya T.B. Ceesay, who received the gesture on behalf of the chairman, thanked Mr Jaiteh for the support saying; it will go a long way in supporting the needy victims who are in dire need of help.
“I am extending a warm greeting from my Chairman to you and he is grateful for your timely intervention. We are calling on other entrepreneurs to emulate Mr. Jaiteh because the government cannot do it alone.”
While Mr Ceesay expressed gratitude to Mr. Jaiteh for the huge intervention, he assured him of the fair distribution of the items to victims through an account and transparent process.
The donated items were 30 bales of used clothes worth over D210,000 to be distributed among residents of URR who were affected by last heavy downpour.
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|Posted - 23 Jun 2023 : 12:11:33
ChildFund donates learning materials to MoBSE worth over D31M
Jun 22, 2023, 12:21 PM | Article By: Fatou Dem
ChildFund International -The Gambia recently presented two forty-feet containers of textbooks and other learning materials to the Ministry of Basis and Secondary Education for an onward distribution to schools across the country.
The items which are said to worth D31M forms part of ChildFund’s Gift-In-Kind (GIK) project, which seeks to promote the wellbeing of children and their families living in deprivation and vulnerability.
The donation was also meant to support the government of The Gambia in providing free and quality education to all children.
At the forum, Alagie Mbye, coordinator of GIK project, who doubles as Officer Logistics and General Services at ChildFund-The Gambia, said the donation of textbooks would go a long way in strengthening the longstanding partnership with the Ministry.
With the distribution of these vital learning materials, Mbaye expressed optimism that the performance of students would significantly improve.
Improving the library capacity he believed, would significantly help to inculcate and improve performance and reading culture among students.
Alhagie Jallow, Principal Education Officer Region One, said the donation would greatly help students to improve their reading skills.
“Children need to be equipped with learning materials so that they can continue to learn even at home. Reading is an important component when it comes to education, so we should all help them to be able to read at an early stage of their education.”
He commended ChildFund for being always supportive of the country’s education sector, saying the materials donated would not only be used in secondary schools, but even teachers in the Early Child Development (ECD), which serves as the foundation for good and quality education.
Musukuta Komma-Bah, Childfund Country Director, said the gesture was aimed at supporting the national agenda for a better education. “For this consignment, we are only donating learning materials like reading materials
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