28 January 2013

Gambia: Brikama Lower Basic School Assisted

The Rotary Club of Fajara in collaboration with the Rotary International District recently inaugurated a jointly sponsored kitchen at Brikama Lower Basic School (BLBS) in West Coast Region.

The kitchen was built with assistance from partner institutions such as TK Motors, Gacem and Construct, so as to enhance access to the school feeding programme for over 2500 students.

Speaking at the occasion, Foday Sillah, the president of the Rotary Club of Fajara outlined the significance of Rotary, saying it is an organisation of business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill in the world.

"It is the largest humanitarian service organisation for professional men and women who want to make a better world and who are dedicated to providing friendly help to local and international communities. Rotary International have over 1.2 million members with over 34,000 clubs in over 200 countries worldwide," he disclosed.

Sillah underscored the vitality of the school feeding programme, noting that it is a motivation for many, while expressing optimism that the project will help to improve the quality of education in the country. He called on everybody to contribute to national development since central government cannot do it all alone.

Sillah thanked all those partners who contributed towards the success of the project. He finally thanked the PTA and the school administration for their cooperation and support during the implementation of the project.

The former president of the Rotary Club of Fajara, Benjamin A Roberts, who chaired the programme, urged the students to take careof the project since it belongs to them.

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