GambiaHELP Boosts Kerewan Community Nursery School

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HELP boosts Kerewan Community School

By Alhagie Babau Jallow

The Health Education Liaison Project, The Gambia (HELP), a charitable organization based in Seattle, USA, recently donated learning materials worth over D979,390 to Kerewan Community Nursery School.  This was done at a handing over ceremony held in Kerewan, North Bank Region.

The move is meant to enhance effective learning at the said school.

Among the donated items were teaching materials, materials for vegetable production, refurbishment of classrooms and poultry keeping, sports, as well as books and bicycles.

The national coordinator of HELP, Ensa Camara, affirmed that the charity attaches great importance to the empowerment of women and children by providing educational materials, funding and health / medical supplies to fight poverty in the rural areas.

Camara thanked the Kerewan Kambengo Kafo for their foresight in enhancing early childhood development at the community while calling for transparency and accountability of project funds.

Also speaking, Momodou Ceesayof Kerewan, Kambengo Kafo, thanked the US based charity for supporting the community of Kerewan in promoting early childhood education.  He acknowledged that community participation in the implementation of educational and income generation activities would go a long way in supplementing nutritional status of children.

Bakary Makutu Ceesay, head teacher of Kerewan Community Nursery School, expressed delight over the sound partnership for efforts to strengthen learning and teaching for improving standard and performance in the area.

Lamin S. Jawara, of education directorate, Region 3, applauded the donors for complementing the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education’s efforts in providing quality education.  The materials, he went on, would enhance and develop the kids’ mind set to be innovative and creative in learning.

Kemo Jalisira Ceesay, chairperson of Kerewan Village Development Committee; Bai Jawara, secretary to VCD and Dembo Makalo, all assured of the community’s support and cooperation at all times.


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