17 January 2013

Gambia: UK Philanthropists Donate Computers to Koto U.S

Big Smile Project Gambia, a charity, through Rick Sharpe International, recently donated 16 computers with accessories to the Kotu Upper Basic School (UBS),at a ceremony held at the school grounds in Kotu.

The donationwas welcomed by the school authorities and described as a timely gesture, given the constraints the school is faced with in the area of information and communication technology.

Presenting the IT equipment, a member of Big Smile Gambia Project, Diana Saine, expressed her delightand promised to send 10 more printersin their next shipment. "We have 16 computers here with their accessories and we're hopeful that the school will make the best use of the items," she said.

The chief executive officer of Rick Sharpe International, Richard Sharpe,also expressed delight, noting that he is extremely overwhelmed by the work of the Big Smile Project in The Gambia. "I really have great admiration for the things they do in this country and I hope we can do many more together from now on," he stated. Another member of the Project, Saidou Saine, who is based in the UK, made similar remarks.

Receiving the donation, the vice principal of the school, Micheal M Koroma, expressed his appreciation for the gifts, and indicated that the availability of functional computers will greatly enhance the capacity of the school.

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