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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Sika LBS receives educational materials

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By Maimuna Sey- Jawo The Sika Development Fund (SDF) a non–profit organisation in partnership with friends in Europe and the United States recently handed over five hundred exercise books and other learning materials worth over ten thousand dalasi to the Sika Lower Basic School in the North Bank Region. Speaking shortly after the presentation, the president of the association Dr. Omar Janneh said the donation is part of the organization’s strategic programmes of activities geared towards improving the livelihood of pupils in schools around the country and the beyond. “As a humanitarian organisation, SDF attaches huge value and importance to sustainable development through improving the socio-economic condition of people especially those living in Sika,” he said. He pointed out that since coming into existence in 2014 his organisation always uses its meager resources raised through the annual subscription and voluntary donations of their members both in the country and beyond to support community projects. “I believe that the donation will go a long way in complimenting the efforts of others in enhancing quality education. I would also like to take this opportunity to advise the pupils to take their studies seriously,” he added. The headmaster of the school, Malamin Janneh who also doubles as the assistant treasurer of SDF commended the charitable organisation for the gesture. “The total cost of the books is three times more than the total annual subscription paid by the whole village. Since SDF started its sustainable development projects, its members have worked with total enthusiasm, love and dedication towards improving the lives of others. Finally, I will like to assure all of you that the items would be put in good use,” he noted. Meanwhile, in a similar development SDF also presented another 150 copies of British Medical Journals, a copy of British National Formulary (BNF) and a Monthly Index of Medical Specialties (MIMS) to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital. After receiving the items, Dr. Ahmadou Samateh on behalf of the hospital thanked the donors, saying that the donated materials are indispensable resources for all healthcare professionals across the world. “On that note I will assure the donors that the donated items will be put into use.” he stated.]]>

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