By Mafugi Ceesay
The family of the first and former headmaster of Chamen Lower Basic School, late Abdoulie Jarra Cham has donated dozens of chairs and tables to the school.
Cham became the first native of Chamen, village to head the school when it was just founded in 1975, ten years after the Gambia became an independent state.
However, until now his goodwill and undiluted reputation continues to spark meaningful developments in his absence.
Amie Jallow, widow of Mr Cham, expressed delight in donating the materials to the school in honouring her late husband.
“I have to unreservedly thank Hon Amadou Camara, the National Assembly member for Nianija who in all the process of securing the desks has been very supportive in all aspects. Being the representative of the people of Nianija, when I informed him about the chairs and how to transport them to Chamen, Hon Camara did not waste a single minute to make arrangements with me to transport, deliver and present the materials to the school authorities.
“To the donors I can only say thank you as these materials have been given to people who are seriously in need of them,” she said.
Alasan Devis Cham, the Chairman of the Senior Management Committee of the school, thanked the family of the late Mr Cham for following the footsteps of their father and assured that the materials will be utilized.