By Omar Bah
Barely two weeks after The Standard reported a call by the Principal of Sunain Foundation Boarding School for Quranic Memorisation and Islamic Studies for government to rescue the school, an NGO has come to their rescue.
The school, which was stationed at Ansumana Manneh’s home along the Sukuta-Jabang Road, was forced to quit the premises on an eviction order from the Sheriff’s Division. The over 150 students and staff were thrown out by armed PIU officers.
The NGO which read the eviction through the media has decided to rescue the school before their invite at the Muslim Senior School premises elapses.
The NGO has set aside over D1 million dalasis to build quarters and classrooms for the school at the land allocated to the school by the Ministry of Lands. According to source, work has already commenced at the new site. The NGO has already purchased 500 bags of cement and Sand.
The NGO – WHIPSO Gambia, was established in 2021, with the objective of responding to the needs of the poor and the most vulnerable in society. It has its parent Body in Germany.
The NGO specialises in the implementation of relief projects mainly in education, Agriculture, Food and shelter, borehole drilling for communities, and the construction of schools and orphanages with the primary goal of strengthening social cohesion.
The school principal Ousman Camara welcomed the NGO’s intervention.