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Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Canarias Lamin Nursery School in the Kombo North District, on Friday, received educational materials and medicament from Proyecto Gambia - a Spanish organisation.

The organisation is currently building a four classroom block for the nursery school.Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Civiaco Perez Milan, president of Proyecto Gambia, said he first came to The Gambia as a tourist in 2004 and during his stay in the country, he visited the nursery school and felt the need to assist the school.

According to Civiaco Perez Milan, on his return to Spain, he initiated Proyecto Gambia with the objective to support education, health and sports in The Gambia, adding that, currently, they are concentrating on the Lamin nursery school. He, however, added that the organisation is based in the Canary Islands in Spain with 20 executive members. “We will continue to help improve the welfare of Gambians,” he said.

In receiving the material, Ba-Ensa Touray, the Gambian coordinator, said since they started operations in 2004, a number of projects have been sponsored by their Spanish counterparts at a tune of about D1.5 million dalasis. He thanked the donors for their assistance.

Omar Darboe, the health personnel at the nursery school, who also spoke at the ceremony thanked the Spanish for their intervention in providing medicament for the school.

In another development, Burufut FC Canarias also received football materials from  Ingenio, a town in Grand Canary as a result of partnership with the Grand Canary government and a school called La-Liguerita. Other members of the delegation included  Ivan Blanch Penate, Javier Blanco and Juan Ramos Rojas .The materials were received by Lamin Manneh, chairman, Burufut FC Canarias.

Author: by Sheriff Barry