George Town Trust gives to Armitage students

Thursday, September 25, 2008

George Town Trust, a registered charitable organisation based in the United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 24, donated D150,000 to the Armitage Senior Secondary School for the payment of school and examinations fees for 122 needy students at a ceremony held at the school grounds in Janjangbureh.

Richard Leon, chairman of George Town Trust, speaking at the presentation ceremony, said the objective of his Trust is to help needy students in their educational careers.  Mr Leon asserted that he believes in long-term sponsorship and that the sponsorship will be based on merit.  He called on the students to make the best use of the opportunity.

The deputy governor of the region, Lamin Darboe, thanked the philanthropists for their generosity and urged the sponsored students to make the best use of the chance and take their education.

Baboucarr Suwareh, CRR Regional Education director, said education is very expensive and government alone cannot do all and needs support from philanthropists.  He pointed out that assisting the needy students would go a long way in complementing government’s efforts in their Education For All campaign.  He urged and challenged the students to have discipline, make their books their friends and work hard.  He commended the George Town Trust for their benevolent gesture.

The principal of Armitage Senior Secondary School, Ebrima Joof, encouraged the beneficiaries to be committed to learning and urged them to take up the challenges.

The Board chairman, Kaunding Tambedou, handed over a certificate of appreciation to the chairman of the Trust.  The head box of the school, Foday Jawla, delivered the vote of thanks.

Author: by Lamin SM Jawo