Philanthropists from the United Kingdom have donated educational materials to the Don McMath Foundation School at a presentation ceremony held at the school campus in Kotu on the 13th February, 2013.
Speaking at the presentation, Mary Dymore-Brown, one of the sponsors, said she has been sponsoring the primary school since its establishment in 2003 to help it to address some of its challenges. She said the school is a charitable institution which is primarily established to cater for the vulnerable children from humble backgrounds. She also announced the presence of some other donors who have been helping her in the funding of the school. She concluded by thanking the pupils and staff for their support .
Mr. Andy Robinson, for his part, said he has been involved in sponsoring such initiatives in the Gambia for almost 27 years now. He said he has been working at the Atlantic Hotel in Banjul and that after he left the job, he started coming to the Gambia as a tourist. He disclosed his sponsorship of digging a well and borehole in a village in the North Bank Region.
The headmaster of the school said the sponsorship they receive from these sponsors since the establishment of the school goes to pay for the salaries of the teachers, the procurement of the necessary educational materials for the benefit of vulnerable children in order to enable them access good primary education. He expressed gratitude to the philanthropists for their kind gesture.
The donated materials included textbooks, exercise books, football jerseys, shoes, clothes, toys etc.
The event was graced by the pupils, school teachers, guests and the sponsors.