Sunshine Education Support Initiatives (SESI) The Gambia chapter has donated dozens of educational materials to seventy students within the Greater a Banjul Area over the weekend.
The gesture was part of SESI corporate social responsibility to support students that produce excellence result and lack financial support to continue their education. SESI is based in Nigeria with a chapter in The Gambia.
The event also witnessed the inauguration of SESI Gambia chapter and presentation of certificates to some understanding personalities who have been very instrumental to the organisation when they were in need. The event that brought together parents and students was held at SESI office along Kairaba Avenue.
Speaking at the event, SESI chief executive officer/president, Sunny Nwachurwu said the SESI deem it fit to support less privileged students in schools; something he said they have been engaging in over the years, with the aim to compliment government efforts in acquiring quality and affordable education.
Mr Nwachurwu used the opportunity to commend some personalities for been standing by SESI when they were in need over the years which was why they decided to returned gratitude to award them with certificates of appreciation.
“I have been living in The Gambia for the past 19 years, and my aim is to leave a legacy before going back to Nigeria,” he said, adding that they are aware that Government cannot do everything alone.
“It is our collective responsibility to support the future generation of any country particularly the less privileged children. The (70) beneficiary students are under our sponsorship.”
He also explained how SESI came into existence, saying that there was one boy called Abdoulie Bah, who moved with his son and he is very intelligent but finds it difficult to pay his school fees. “When the son told me about his situation, I took it upon myself to visit the school principal for confirmation. SESI then decided to pay the boy’s education bill as it was part of our corporate social responsibility to give back to the less privileges children.”
He said as the CEO of the organisation, he has written to The University of The Gambia and American International University to partner with them and identify brilliant students who find it difficult to pay their school fees. He said SESI will be more than willing to pay the school fees of such students.