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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Fajara Rotary donates to Star Nursery

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By Omar Bah Rotary Club of Fajara in partnership with their international counterparts Rotary club of Royden Revolve based in UK Monday donated school furniture, educational materials, computers, among others to Bright Star Nursery and Primary School of Old Yundum. The presentation was witnessed by both the president and public relation officer of the rotary club of Fajara among other Rotarians. Speaking shortly after the handing over ceremony, the president of rotary club of Fajara Adama Wadda said the aim of the Rotary club is to help the needy and the less privileged. “This gesture and all others before these are part of our mandates as Rotarians to help the underprivileged. Our today’s donation comprises tables, computers, pencils, pens, games, books and other valuable gifts, mainly gear towards helping the school children in their educational endeavours,” she said. She challenged the students to ensure that they look forward to becoming the next presidents and ministers in the future. “Good things do not come over night, but if you have a target and work hard towards achieving those targets you will surely achieve your desired dreams. We are just here to give our assistant, but is God who knows who among us will benefit from you people one day,” she added. While thanking their UK partners for providing them with the funding for the materials, Mrs Wadda called on the beneficiaries to utilize the donated items as they are purposed. Sainey Manneh, the president rotary club of Fajara expressed delight for being part of such a laudable gesture, saying “Is really heartening to put smiles on the faces of these children”. Meanwhile Benjamin Roberts a Rotarian and the former minister of tourism and culture talked on the importance the Rotarians attached to education in the Gambia. Betty Gomez, headmistress of bright star nursery and primary school hailed the `donors for what she called a magnificent gesture. “This is not a surprise to us, because since we started our relationship with the rotary club of Fajara few years ago they have been very supportive to our school, both in cash and kind,” she said. She added: “We are grateful to both the rotary club of Fajara and their counterparts in UK. I will also like to take this opportunity to assure them our continued cooperation”. In a separate but related development, the rotary club of Fajara on the same day donated five thousand dalasi to CHOSAN charitable medical foundation to burst their service operation in the country. After receiving the checque, Haruna S. Jallow coordinator of Chosan charitable foundation expressed appreciation to the Rotarians for their support. “This is what we expect from every Gambian when it comes to health, because the area should be everyone’s business,” he concludes.]]>

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