By Mustapha Jallow
Belgium Friends of The Gambia (BFoTG), an organization sponsoring over 300 students within Greater Banjul Area, arrived in the country to distribute over D2M worth of Educational, Health and Agricultural materials, to over 16 schools. The Chairman BFoTG revealed that a 40- foot container loaded with these materials, arrived in the country for onward distribution to sponsored students and institutions of the organization, within the Greater Banjul Area.
Patrick de Vos made this disclosure during an exclusive interview with the media during the weekend at a local hotel in Bijilo. De Vos informed that his organization felt it necessary to contribute to the development of this country more especially in the areas of health and education among others.De Vos said ten of the organization’s members came to the country to witness how they conduct the distribution of the items to their sponsored students and institutions.
According to him, their organization’s intervention will go a long way in complementing Government’s efforts to support in these sectors.
‘Over three hundred students and ten institutions within Greater Banjul Area will benefit from the materials ranging from nursery to tertiary institutions and we started sponsorship packages seventeen years ago,’ De Vos informed the media.
Patrick de Vos informed the media that they are also sponsoring a borehole water project at Jambanjelly Nursery school, adding that they will also present cash amounts and bags of rice to sponsored students.
He said, “During our two- week stay in the country, we will inspect our school based projects like computer, gardens and first aid projects just to mention a few”.
He named the beneficiary institutions as Jambanjelly Nursery, Lower and Upper Basic Schools, Siffoe Lower and Upper Basic School, Bakoteh Annex, Proper and Upper Basic Schools, St. Therese Lower Basic School, New Yundum Lower Basic School, New Yundum Health Centre, Latrikunda Upper Basic School, Widdar Nursery school in Kotu Quarry and Nyodema Nursery school in Manjai kunda.