Speaking at the farewell ceremony of the outgoing coordinator and financial director of Babylon Lower Basic School recently, the Kiang-born, Lamin based head of chief said: “The people of Lamin village have contributed a lot to national development and have been very supportive to this school since its inception. This school started operations with the help of CCF which is now called Child Fund International, The Gambia and many people holding senior government positions started their schooling at this school. The people have shown interest in contributing their own quota to national development which is commendable. It is important to commend the outgoing coordinator for her services for the past four years. This is because of her dedication and concern in shaping the future leaders of The Gambia. This community [Lamin] is lucky to partner with good people like Mary Vonk who has grown to become a real mother of Babylon Lower Basic School. The school started as a nursery school and many people in this community did their nursery education there becoming top government and private sector officials in the country. Education is crucial to development and as a result, the community continues to partner with various stakeholders in the development process. We have seen a lot of good work coming from good people in both the development and growth of this community.”
Demba Sanyang stated that there is need for parents to inculcate discipline in their children in order for them to become responsible citizens. He said lack of discipline could potentially compromise their future as good leaders.
“This coordinator of Babylon Lower Basic School is a real mother to the children this community and we are proud to be associated with her good work. I thank the staff of Babylon school for their hard work . I would like to urge them to emulate Marry Vonk for the good work and dedication she has shown to the school in particular and the community in general.”]]>