Harmony-Gambia UK, a British charitable trust, Sunday, September 23rd 2012, presented over 1000 Pound Sterling through Harmony-Gambia Link as scholarship packages for over 20 deserving students at a ceremony held at the office of the Regional Governor in Brikama.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Governor Alhagie Lamin Sanneh of the West Coast Region described Harmony-Gambia UK branch as genuine and generous partners whose aim was to promote quality education in the country at grass root.
Governor Sanneh told the meeting that both the link and their partners in UK were complementing the efforts of the Government, saying that promoting education means promoting development, peace, stability and tranquility.
“My office would always be associated with the organisation because they are partners who need to be commended, since they are investing in our future assets,” he said.
Governor Sanneh tasked the beneficiaries to make the best use of the scholarship packages, noting that there were many others who were not privileged to have such assistance. He however tasked parents and guardians to play their role in the promotion of the welfare of their kids.
Talibo Saidy, Harmony Gambia -UK country representative, who also doubles as the Link President, said the charity was established in 2009 and registered in 2010 in order to complement the efforts of the Government in the areas of education, health, sports, youth empowerment as well as both child and women empowerment.
“I am only interested in the development of the children and our partners, as the charity was out to help the less privileged in the region,” he noted.
Saidy further stated that since their inception, they had rendered supports to the students and the communities, saying that they had recently trained four people from Bafulotto village on first aid treatment.
Other speakers at the ceremony included Abubacarr Saidy, Link Coordinator, Aja Musu Jammeh, Treasurer, Lamin Sanyang, Head Teacher Makumbaya Lower Basic School, Alhagie Mbemba Jawara, President Kombo Central PTA, and Sub-Inspector Anna Mary Mendy, Child Protection Officer, West Coast Region.
The beneficiaries were Marakisa LBS, Makumbaya LBS, Kabafita UB S, Mindaw UBS, Longman Methodist LBS and Sheikh Jobe Islamic Institute