The embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in The Gambia recently donated education materials; such as books, novels, maps, pens, pencils amongst others, to the Old Jeshwang Simon Boliva Lower Basic School.
The donation, which formed part of the embassy's continuous assistance to the school, was meant to enhance educational service delivery.
Speaking at the occasion, the Venezuelan ambassador, Lourdes Perez Matinez, expressed delight in donating the materials to the school, which she said would help in enhancing learning and teaching in the said school. She recalled that her diplomatic mission's first assistance to the school was in the form of refurbishment of the school's library. She then affirmed their commitment to do more in the future.
On receiving the materials, the headmistress of the school, Kumba Samba, expressed delight over the gesture, and commended their traditional benefactors for the timely assistance. She said the materials will go a long way in helping the school in its social and academic development.
The school librarian, Fatoumatta Touray, having expressed pleasure at the gesture, assured that the materials will put to good use.