Jole Rider Donates to School

Friday, November 2, 2007

Jole Rider Foundation, a charitable organisation based in the United Kingdom in collaboration with its Gambia Chapter last Thursday donated a total number of 600 bicycles to some upper basic and senior secondary schools in the country.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony held in Gunjur, Kombo South, Kebba Barrow, Secretary of the Foundation, said the donation is geared towards easing the mobility of students. While assuring the beneficiaries of his organization’s continued support, Mr Barrow urged them to make good use of the bicycles.

According to Mr Barrow their target is to reach out to all schools in the Gambia, adding that the recent is just a tip of the iceberg. “We are expecting another consignment of bicycle next month,” he said.

For his part, Hon Borry Colley, the National Assembly Member for Foni Jarrol on behalf of the Gambia Government thanked the organisation for the kind and timely gesture.

“This donation is in line with government’s tireless efforts to provide quality and relevant education for all as enshrined in the education policy 2015,” he said. Hon Coley however, appealed to the Jole Rider Foundation to consider teachers who he said are also key partners in any meaningful socio-economic development.

Also speaking at the occasion, the Governor of Western Region, Abdou FM Badjie, hailed the mutual relationship that happily exits between Jole Rider Foundation-UK and schools in The Gambia, adding that he gesture came at the right time.

Author: By Baboucarr Senghore
Source: The Point