Adventist Development Relief Agency (ADRA) Gambia in collaboration with Tom Shoe Company in the US recently donated 1,500 pairs of shoes to Kabafita Lower Basic School in Brikama.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Emmanuel Tawiah Tetteh, the programme director of ADRA, said that the donationwill enable the needy students have proper school shoes so as to create a conducive environment for them to learn. He promised that other students across the country would also benefit from the donation, adding that the development of the country is among their top priorities. Tetteh also stated that this is not the first time they are donating to Kabafita Lower Basic School, while assuring that the gesture will continue. He urged the students to properly use the donated items so that they can serve for a long period of time.
For his part, Pastor Karamba Jassey, the board chairman of ADRA Gambia, said that the donation will have a great impact on the students, as they will not be going to schoolbare-footed. He added that ADRA is doing everything possible to ensure that the donations are always rendered to schools in order to encourage students so that they can achieve their goals in education. Pastor Jassey thanked their partners for a job well done and praised the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education for playing their quota in distributing the donated items.
Dado Jah, the deputy head of the school, expressed gratitude and thanked ADRA for the gesture, noting that this is not the first time the school is receiving donation from ADRA. "The donation came at a time when we are in need of it and we assure you that the donated items will be used for its right purpose," she added.
Jokor Darboe, a student, thanked ADRA for their support and urged them to continue the gesture. She acknowledged that the shoes are suitable for schooling and would serve them for a long period of time.