The colourful ceremony was held at the Regional Education Directorate in Brikama, speaking at the presentation ceremony, the regional director, region 2, Mr. Babucarr Suwareh on behalf of the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education expressed his profound gratitude on behalf of the ministry saying that the donated items will go a long way in boosting the libraries of the schools.
Mr. Suwareh pointed out that the government needs other partners in the development of the education sector, while calling others to emulate Caravan of Mercy saying that "we need to join hands together if we want to achieve quality education. It is collective responsibility and we need work as a team work for the benefit of our future children to have quality education," positioned Suwareh.
According to Suwareh, with the donated books, it will help the students to build what he described the culture of reading noting that " it is only reading that one can have good grades in his/ her subjects, going further, he said the libraries can be a good place for students to use for their education.
He said that quality education is the concern of the government, teachers and parents stating that "we need to support the education sector to achieve the set goals- Education For All for our children so
as for them to be productive citizens.
" The ministry is grateful to your donation (Caravam of Mercy) it is indeed a big gesture for the ministry and we recognised your efforts.' He further commended Caravan of Mercy for their donation saying that "we
recommended your tremendous efforts towards the education sector. Allthese donations, Suwareh said is geared to compliment the efforts of the government in education sector.
He acknowledge the efforts of Caravan of Mercy is doing by building arabic schools in two regions. He adds: " we are very much grateful to your charitable organisation adding that " this is the kind of organisations, we are calling for day to day in our socio-economic development as we are all partners and to complement each others efforts." Suwareh stressed.
Regional Education Suwareh assured the donors that the donated items will be put into good use, while calling on the school authorities make good use of the donated materials.
In his remarks, Caravan of Mercy Overseas coordinator, Mr. Pa Modou Sillah gave a brief background of the organisation saying that Caravan of Mercy organisation was established to complement the efforts of the government and to contribute to the socio-economic development by giving a helping hand to the poor,
needy, widows, and orphans among other vulnerable peoples in the subregion.
Sillah said the organisation gives its donation based on humanitarian grounds adding that they have been giving donations to many communities in the country.
He continued, Caravan of Mercy have been giving assistance to many people in the country, noting that his organisation is doing all it can to build link between Presentation of Mary Basic Cycle Brikama and Mount Saint Agnes Academy United Kingdom.
Sillah, who is also part of the education sector as a mathematician expressed his profound gratitude to the government of the ministry of education saying that he (Sillah) has enjoyed his days when he was in
the teaching practice.
He promise that the organisation will continue collaborating with the Ministry, and they will continue their good work for the development of the nation, as he also puts it, Caravan of Mercy would continued to work with the schools so that other forms of assistance could also be provided.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Principal of Mary Basic Cycle, Mr. Pierre F. Gomez thanked Caravan of Mercy for giving donation to his school and other two schools in the region saying that libraries provides adequate environment for learning research.
Mr. Gomez noted that libraries provides a basic condition for life long learning noting that supporting libraries will improve the reading of the students as they can use the library to make the class very interesting.
He assured Caravan of Mercy that the donated items will be put into good use saying that the school administration make sure that the student makes best use of the books in the library.