Orphanage for Sinchu Alhagi

Thursday, January 17, 2008
Les-Amis De Gambie [Friends of Gambia], a  charitable organisation that has tasked itself with sponsoring over 300 students at Sinchu Alhagi Nursery School in the Kombo North District, has also constructed an orphanage centre that can accommodate 40 orphans in Sinchu Alhagi.

According to Modou Njie, the managing director of the charitable organisation, the orphanage cost 180,000 Euros.

Mr Njie further outlined the efforts undertaken by the organisation since its establishment in the country. He continued that his organisation is currently sponsoring over 300 children at Sinchu Alhagie Nursery School and they also provided the 300 sponsored students with a pair of shoes, uniform, medicament, feeding and salary for teachers.

He however, added that his organisation is all out to complement government’s efforts in creating job opportunities for Gambian youths. He finally thanked Salifu Ceesay, the Alkalo of Sinchu Alhagie for making the project a success.

Giving a brief history of the organisation, Sia Jongeneel, alias Awa Njie, who is the director general of Les-Amis De Gambie explained that she and her spouse, Jean Junker, came to the Gambia as holiday makers,but saw a need to help the people of Sinchu Alhagie. According to her, they deemed it necessary to come back to The Gambia to render help.

According to her, currently, the organisation has about 20 members from Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany who come on six weeks routine visit to join their Gambian partners from different areas of professions, in sharing their skills and knowledge to build the orphanage centre.

Mrs Jongeneel finally commended Fanta Ceesay, director of Social Welfare for her advice and technical support. She also thanked the government of The Gambia for providing a peaceful and conducive environment and Salifu Ceesay for his relentless support in making their dreams come true.

For his part, Salifu Ceesay, the alkalo of Sinchu Alagie thanked the donors for helping the needy and he further promised his continuous support any time the need arises.

“The efforts of the donors is in line with governments policy,” he concluded.

Author: by Sheriff Barry
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