The Rotary Club of Prestatyn, working with the Rotary Club of Brusubi, has provided much needed support to a school in the Gambia which teaches nearly 3200 pupils. In a truly international collaboration, RC Prestatyn raised £500 which was matched by a District grant. Then Past President HRH Oba Moshood Abolade of RC Banjul, who is a member of the Nigerian royal family, added a personal donation of over £600. This was used to purchase much needed supplies for the school.
President Cornelius O Igwe made the presentation of the school materials to the school leadership team with some of the pupils looking on. In his speech, he reminded the school of their obligation to use the materials wisely for the education of the children and thanked the President and members of RC Prestatyn for choosing to partner with the RC Brusubi in supporting Education in The Gambia. In addition to thanking the members of RC Prestatyn, he also acknowledged the efforts of Rtn Mam Gaye Dop and her husband Rtn Peter Dop for their initiative. Rtn Mam is a past pupil of Brikama Lower Basic School and Junior Vice President of Prestatyn Rotary Club and President Cornelius charged the pupils to work hard at school and to be good ambassadors of The Gambia wherever they may find themselves in future.
In his acceptance speech the Headmaster, Mr Mustapha Jarju, said that the entire leadership team of the school were honoured to receive the donation and promised to use the materials wisely and thanked all concerned for their hard work and kind donation.
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