Gambia: Lamin Airport Inaugurates New School

The community of Lamin Airport in the Kombo North District of West Coast Region recently inaugurated a newly built two-classroom block during a ceremony held at the said village.
The construction of the school, which started some three years ago, was the brainchild of Pa Bojang and his group; all British philanthropists in their quest to support local needy communities. All the ground works for the successful completion of the block was made possible through the coordination of the donors' representative, Babai Bojang, the son of the alkalo of Lamin. It came at a time when the expansive settlement is growing, thus the need for a nursery given the three-kilometer distance the pupils in the area trek on a daily basis to reach nearby schools.
Speaking at the ceremony, the chairperson of the organising committee in the area, Ebrima Kunkung Danso, said it was gratifying to be part of the initiative, and thanked the leader of the donors, Pa Bojang, for their magnanimity. He dilated on the importance of nursery education in the development of any community since it serves as a foundation for education.
Also speaking, a women representative and councilor of the area, Mariama Mendy and Fabakary Manneh, both thanked the sponsors for the bold move, and acknowledged that the establishment of the school will end the nightmare of the students, who trek long distances to schools in the nearby communities.
The alkalo of Lamin, Mbemba Bojang, for his part, welcomed the visiting philanthropists to the community, and thanked his son Babai Bojang for the coordination of the whole initiative. While using the opportunity to call on development partners to continue contributing to the country's development endeavours, Bojang enjoined the sponsors, who were recently conferred citizenship of Lamin, to see themselves as natives of the village.
The coordinator, Babai Bojang, for his part, described the day as a memorable one for the community of Lamin Airport, and thanked the sponsors for the move. He pointed out that the school will greatly help the students in the area, who he reiterated, travel long distances to access education. He told the gathering that the sponsors work hard to raise funds in UK to support meaningful developments in needy communities, and thus urged the beneficiary community to be appreciative of this humanitarian assistance.

Addressing the gathering, Pa Bojang explained that the project started three years ago when they raised funds back in the UK with various artistes that was put into the initiative. He thanked Babai Bojang for the proactive role he played in the whole project, stressing that his vision for the school is for it to have excellent teachers that will produce excellent students in the area so as to develop the country and the rest of Africa. 

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Posted on : 30 Nov,-0001

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