A British couple, Stephen and Adrienne Tripp, with the support of their colleagues in the in the UK have agreed to help schools in The Gambia through the provision of learning materials. This is part of their drive to help develop schools in the country.
Mr. and Mrs. Tripp latest gesture, which includes a sum of money as well as learning materials, comes after four years of fruitful friendship with Yunu’s Nursery School in Bundung.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony Mrs. Tripp said their mission in The Gambia is to help develop the school and give children a chance in life. “We think we are able to bring finance to the school and encourage them to make the school stronger” she said. She continued saying “We believe that more children will now be able to attend school and have a chance to learn”.
She told those attending the ceremony that the relationship between the school and themselves had remained strong throughout the four years they have been in contact with each other.
For his part, Mr. Tripp said “Since then we have seen the school developing from a very small school into a much stronger institution and we are very pleased to helping this development and will continue to help in this regard”. He revealed that the couple has very big plans for the school in the future and they want to raise more funds to build extra classrooms at Yunu’s. He concluded by commending Kate Dreschler for the generous support that she has given them.
Receiving the items Mr Alieu Badar Njie, a retired teacher and head of Yunu’s Nursery School, thanked the British couple for what he described as a benevolent gesture towards the school. “The school has been raised from almost nothing into what it is today and while the school has really developed the task is not yet complete”.
Also speaking earlier Mr. Abdoulie Faal, coordinator of the programme, commended the British couple for their support.