Fotga pledges to strengthen student support programme


Fatou Barrow, head of the country office of Fotga while delivering a statement at the association’s annual meeting with teachers and parents said the association was committed to supporting Gambians students. She said her association facilitates other education and medical equipment for schools, clinics and hospitals. She noted that they have also been engaged in the management of small projects in schools and villages across the country.

 Also speaking at the ceremony Fotga’s UK-based management committee chairman and project manager, Rod Isdale, pledged his organisation’s commitment to help Gambian children with good education to enable them grow to live a meaningful life. “This is of course possible through the help of our sponsors back in the UK and I want to thank them for keeping the Fotga programme alive for more than twenty years now,” he said.  He stated that Fotga’s support for the health sector is also recognised, while citing the Bakindic health centre where they are running a project to improve the infrastructure and delivery of quality health service to the community.

Jeff Phillips, founding member of fotga who is still a sponsor, traced the history of the association to twenty seven years ago, saying that since then, he has been a frequent visitor as he found Gambian people to be good and hospitable.


Meanwhile, the PTA also provided opportunities for outstanding sponsored students to demonstrate their skills in public speaking while others received prizes for good academic performances. A number of parents and teachers from beneficiary schools spoke of their appreciation to Fotga for sponsoring their children and other projects that they have been engaged in.