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GAMBIA: “THE BANSANG-SWISS PROJECT” DELIVERS COMPUTERS, 120 TABLES, 240 CHAIRS AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS WORTH D960,000 TO SIX SCHOOLS IN THE BANSANG REGION

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Bansang, 23 February 2024 – Today we celebrate the complete distribution of 120 tables and 240 chairs with a total
estimated worth of 960’000 GMD, computers, educational materials and more delivered by The Bansang Swiss
Project to six schools of the Bansang region.


The Bansang Swiss project secured the donation of furniture from a highly regarded financial institution of the Vaud
region of Switzerland, who was keen to contribute to the wellbeing of Gambian students. Further donations have
included 7 SSD computers with screens; about 200 English teaching books from kindergarten to senior secondary level,
including digital coursebooks, all presented in a workshop on-site; as well as high quality items of clothing for the
sports teams. The handover ceremonies were held in each of the partner schools, namely Bansang Upper Basic School,
Bansang Senior Secondary School, Dobangkunda Lower Basic School, Bansang Lower Basic School, Njoren Basic Cycle
School, Daru Lower Basic School.

Discussing the distribution, Nicola Ambrosi de Magistris Verzier, Treasurer of the association said:
<< We are thrilled to once again be able to work with our partners in Switzerland and The Gambia to deliver high value materials to support the students of the Bansang region. Philanthropy makes little sense without a plan, so we thank again our local coordinator Mr. Yahya Faal and the schools for their close collaboration in establishing their needs and for allowing us to deliver support for the youths, in turn, to the best of our abilities. Our long term partnership grows stronger and will continue to do so.
Started in December 2017, The Bansang Swiss Project is a family run non-profit association whose goal is to support
the education of youths in the Region of Bansang. The organisation is committed to supporting local initiatives geared
towards empowering the next generation through education. Discussing education in The Gambia, Caroline (Briggs)
Ambrosi de Magistris Verzier – Founder of the association, said: << As a fellow Gambian, I take pride in the high standard of education delivered in our country, shaping the leaders of tomorrow. Bringing our contribution to foster the best conditions possible for the development of students is the heart of our mission. I would like to thank the Honorable Minister of Education, Mrs Claudiana Cole for making all this possible by facilitating our travels to the region with the tight collaboration of the Regional Director Mr. Joof, the Regional Cluster Coordinator Mr. Bah. Last but not least our Local Coordinator Mr. Yahya Faal.


Praising the initiative, the Honourable Minister of Education, Claudiana Cole, said: << The Gambia can take pride in its strong curriculum and education standards. The support in terms of school furniture, supplementary teaching and learning books, digital course books, IT equipment and accessories, as well as some Sports Polo T-shirts provided by The Bansang Swiss Project will help us further in offering a bright future for the youths of the region. The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education thanks The Bansang Swiss Project for the continued support it is rendering to schools in and around Bansang.

DETAILED BREAKDOWN OF GOODS DELIVERED:
● Bansang Upper Basic School – 25 tables, 50 chairs, 2 SSD drive computers and screens and multiple english teaching
books as well as digital coursebooks, 15 colour polo shirts for sports, 3 armbands for sports captains.
● Bansang Senior Secondary School – 25 tables, 50 chairs, 3 SSD drive computers and screens and multiple english teaching
books, 20 colour polo shirts for sports, 8 armbands for sports captains.
● Dobangkunda Lower Basic School – 15 tables, 30 chairs, 1 SSD drive computers and screens and multiple english teaching
books as well as digital coursebooks, 8 colour polo shirts for sports.
● Bansang Lower basic school – 15 tables, 30 chairs, 1 SSD drive computers and screens and multiple english teaching books
as well as digital coursebooks, 12 colour polo shirts for sports.
● Njoren Basic Cycle School – 15 tables, 30 chairs, multiple english teaching books as well as digital coursebooks, 10 colour
polo shirts for sports, 3 armbands for sports captains.
● Daru Lower Basic School – 15 tables, 30 chairs, multiple english teaching books as well as digital coursebooks, 12 colour
polo shirts for sports.

Bansang Senior Secondary
From left to right: Mr. Kanyi – coordinator for the school, Caroline Ambrosi de Magistris Verzier – Founder of The Bansang Swiss
Project, Gabriele Ambrosi de Magistris Verzier – Communications Manager of The Bansang Swiss Project, Students of the school,
Nicola Ambrosi de Magistris Verzier – Treasurer of The Bansang Swiss Project.

Dobangkunda Lower Basic School
From left to right: Mothers Club member, Gabriele Ambrosi de Magistris Verzier – Communications Manager of The Bansang Swiss
Project, Mr. Siaka – coordinator for the school, Caroline Ambrosi de Magistris Verzier – Founder of The Bansang Swiss Project,
Nicola Ambrosi de Magistris Verzier – Treasurer of The Bansang Swiss Project, Mr. Manneh – Head Teacher, Mothers Club member.
Daru Lower Basic School
From left to right: Mr Jallow – coordinator for the school, Mrs. Jallow – Head teacher, Gabriele Ambrosi de Magistris Verzier –
Communications Manager of The Bansang Swiss Project (in the back), Caroline Ambrosi de Magistris Verzier – Founder of The
Bansang Swiss Project, Nicola Ambrosi de Magistris Verzier – Treasurer of The Bansang Swiss Project (in the back), Mr. Bah –
Cluster monitor for Cluster 2, Bansang, Maimuna Bandeh Camara – Manager of the Bansang Community Radio.

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