By Alieu Darboe
National Assembly Member for the Brikama North Constituency Alhagie S Darbo has called for the advancement of grassroots learning, but said its success requires for rigorous and concerted efforts by all and sundry.
Honorable Darboe made this call following visits by Kinver High School Students from Midlands in the UK to the Nyofeleh Madina in Brikama North, in the Kombo Central District.
“This is a great honour for me and my entire Constituency because this is my first official engagement at the Constituency after my election into the office by the people of my area,” Mr Darboe said.
According to the Brikama North man, fondly called Bamba Tulunbal, the visit by the philanthropists who are currently constructing class-room blocks for the village’s Arabic School, is indeed generous, saying that the philanthropists have shown to all that they care about the Gambian people, more especially those at the local communities.
“The support would not only benefit the village but the entire Constituency as it is meant to promote education which is indeed vital and timely.”
He called on the beneficiaries to continue nurturing the already existing relationship with their donors in order for more of the same magnanimity to come in the near future, as the village is in need of clean water supply and other social amenities.
Craig Wilkes, the head of the delegation and the link between the school and the village, described the Gambia as their home, emphasising that supporting needy people is like supporting themselves.
He said Kinver High School is dedicated to the school’s development, saying that supporting those small kids to attain reliable, affordable and sustainable Arabic education is one of their targets and nothing would stop them from attaining that.
Buba Badjie, VDC Secretary, Alkalo Fadingding Bojang, Lamin Barrow youth leader, and Rohey Manjang both described the philanthropists as genuine partners who are very committed towards the advancement of the village and the entire community.