By MUHAMMED SAILU BAH
This event took place at the Siffoe Lower Basic School in Kombo South District, West Coast Region on Sunday 6 September, 2015.
According to Kalifa Kanteh GAMRUPA Chairperson in the Gambia, a 40 foot container was received on Tuesday 1 September, 2015 from their partner organisation GAMRUPA Europe in partnership with Go For Afrika.
Mr.Kanteh took the opportunity to thank the director of Go For Afrika Jan Huizinga and the Chairperson for Gamrupa Europe Ellen Meulenveld.
He further revealed that the total cost of the items worth more than five hundred thousand dalasis (D500,000.00). He noted that this is not the first of its kind that they are receiving such a gesture.
“GAMRUPA, among other activities, is into bringing containers in to the Gambia and the items in those containers greatly benefit Gambians especially the community of Sifoe and its surrounding villages. The container items may be less value to the donors or senders but are of great value to the recipients who are also the direct consumers of those items,” he noted.
All beneficiaries thanked the donors for their usual support, and promised to make the best use of the items. They also stated how useful they will help them to their activities.
The materials included School furniture and other educational materials, health materials, household goods, scout uniforms, used clothes, amongst others. Beneficiaries include Sifoe Lower, Upper Basic and Senior Secondary schools, Hope Centre Nursery School, St Joseph’s Nursery and Lower Basic School, Nyoffelleh Lower Basic School, Kassa Kunda Lower Basic School, Bakary Sambouya Lower Basic School, Giboro Basic Cycle School, Young People Without Borders Education Centre, Copi of Sindian in Cassamance- Republic of Senegal, Sifoe Health Centre, Gunjur Health Centre, Nyoffelleh Health Centre, Gunjur Scout Band, Sifoe Scout Band and all the kabilos within Sifoe”.