By Olimatou Coker
Child Fund The Gambia Thursday 10th of May 2018, handed over two containers of Toms shoes to the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) meant for Gambian children.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, the Country Director, Musukuta Komma Bah, gave a brief overview of the project.
Madam Bah highlighted that Child Fund International has been collaborating with different donors such as Tom, Pearson, and other individuals for the past years to support Child Fund the Gambia with education related gifts such as books, shoes and other school materials.
She stated that as a child protection and development agency, they will “strive to tackle underlying causes of deprivation, exclusion and vulnerability. For this reason, Child Fund partners with the Gambia government to ensure the promotion and protection of children.”
According to her, the handing over ceremony of Toms shoes makes it the 8th.
The shoes to a large extend came as a result of series of consultations and interactions between Child Fund the Gambia and its partners to receive a 40 and 20-feet containers, she said.
“This is part of our commitment to improve school attendance, especially for those in need. All this is geared towards complementing Government’s efforts in implementing the education policy and strategic plan and our best wishes and hopes are all the children living in the Gambia. Nothing is more important than them,” she said.
She thanked Toms for partnering with Child Fund the Gambia and supporting children.
Deputy permanent secretary Ministry of Basic and Secondary education (MoBSE) Adama Jimba Jobe, said: “I want to assure you that on behalf of the Minister of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) our doors are open and we are a partner that you can rely on with full confidence,” he said.
PS Jobe thanked Child Fund Gambia for being there for MoBSE for many years.
Other speakers included Ebrima Joof of Basic and Secondary education (MoBSE).