CASA Gambia recently handed over the renovated Sheikh Mafuz Bilingual School to the school authorities and AMANA after three months of renovation work.
Speaking at the event, Amadou A. Jallow, the education coordinator, expressed delight in handing over the renovated school. He added that Casa-Gambia has already invested millions of dalasis in various projects through the contributions of both local and international partners.
He said Casa-Gambia is committed to actively raising the quality of life for all individuals, especially the most deprived. “We believe that every child should be provided with the opportunity to achieve their full potentials, regardless of race, background and circumstance. Our mission is to create opportunities for all, this will remain a task for all of us.
“We may all agree that education is one of the most important tools we can use to empower our children, communities, societies and the world at large. For this reason, we at Casa-Gambia value the education of every child and reassure our partners that we are fully motivated and promise you our willingness to work with you for the longer future and the betterment of humanity,” he said.
He thanked their partners the German Embassy for the support and dedication in changing the lives of hundreds of children.
On her part, Janine Hölscher – Liaison Officer of the German Embassy in The Gambia, pledged that the the embassy will gladly continue to support the school project as one of their microfinance projects.
She added that the renovated classrooms with their new school benches and furniture will create a supportive and stimulating learning environment for both pupils and teachers.
“The Embassy’s contribution to this project is the expression of Germany’s commitment and friendship to the people and government of The Gambia and will certainly continue to strengthen the friendly ties between our two countries Germany and Gambia,” she said.
Ebrima Jatta, chairman CASA-Gambia, spoke on the importance of the ties between Germany and The Gambia and the commitment the Embassy put in contributing to the socio-economic development prove the country.
He advised the pupils and school authority to safeguard the faculty provided to them in ensuring that it’s properly managed, and advised the pupils to work hard to become responsible leaders tomorrow.
Ba Karamo Jarju thanked both CASA Gambia and the German Embassy for coming to their aid and changing the face of the whole school.