Njawara Lower Basic School and Health Centre recently received medical items and school furniture, worth over D300,000, from Cees and Paula, a couple from Holland, at a presentation ceremony held in Njawara village, North Bank Region.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Alh Fafanding Kinteh, Chief of Lower Badibou, commended the couple and their Gambian counterpart, Dodou Njie, a native of Njawara village, for complementing government’s efforts in the development process.
The Lower Badibou Chief also urged the beneficiaries to put the materials into good use.
Alh Suku Singhateh, the National Assembly member for Lower Badibou, said the donated items will contribute a lot towards the socio-economic development of the people in the area.
He commended Doudou Njie for spearheading such a development initiative for his people.
Lamin K. Jawara, Headmaster of Njawara Lower Basic School, underscored the great importance government attaches to the realisation of quality education and health, as enshrined in vision 2020.
Mr Jawara appealed to the philanthropists, NGOs and Organisations to help the school to build a library and school fence.
Aja Haddy Panneh, Alkalo of Njawara village, thanked the donors for the benevolent gesture. She also assured them that the materials will be put into good use.
Other speakers included Maja Sonko, President of Njawara Development Society, Abdoulie Barry, Village Development Committee Chairman and Amadou Wurry Jallow, Regional Health Officer, North Bank Region.
Fatou Touray, a student at Njawara Lower Basic School delivered the vote of thanks.