Jole Rider Foundation, a charitable organisation based in the United Kingdom on 17January 2013 donated over three hundred bicycles to four schools in the country.
The beneficiaries are Kitty Islamic School in the West Coast Region, Kuntaur Upper Basic School in the Central River Region, Madina Serign Mass Upper Basic School in the North Bank Region and Kulakaie Upper Basic School in the Upper River Region.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the Gunjur Cooperative Complex, Claire Perry, a visiting Member of UK Parliament, thanked Jole Rider for supporting Gambian schools with bicycles which she said would go a long way in helping students to report at school on time.
The deputy governor of West Coast Region, Fatou Sanyang, expressed appreciation with Jole Rider for donating the bicycles to Gambian schools.
The support would help students to get easy access to school and on time.
According to Sanyang, Jole Rider has been supporting Gambian schools with bicycles for many years, saying the support has really been boosting the transportation need of many students trekking to the school from afar.
The president of Marlborough Brandt Group, Dr Nick Mories, said the Jole Rider support to Gambian schools came about in 2004 when he met Helen and David (of the Jole Rider Foundation), and since 2006 the support to Gambian schools has been ongoing to the point that many students and schools have benefited from Jole Rider.