Gambian Teachers, Union Support Kumba Gaye With Over D160,000


Gambia Teachers’ Union in collaboration with its Youth Teachers Platform and its Ladies Society on Saturday presented one hundred and sixty-three thousand one hundred and seventy-eight dalasis (D163, 178.00)to Kumba Gaye’s family as part of their contribution towards her treatment.

Since news broke out that Kumba Gaye is in a dire health situation that needs urgent treatment, there have been campaigns to raise funds to foot her medical bill and one campaign out of the lot is that of the young teachers of the country.

Through determined efforts and show of solidarity to a colleague, teachers of the country galvanized financial resource to support Kumba’s overseas treatment.

The support is one that is premised on the solidarity forever being preached in the teacher fraternity.

The Young Teachers Platform coordinated a two-week campaign on behalf of teachers of the country and raised one hundred and thirteen thousand one hundred and seventy-eight dalasis (D113, 178.00).

The cash is from teachers and well-wishers of the education sector across all regions.

The Young Teachers Platform raised the following sums at the following regions: at region 1: D42, 164, 00; region 2: D20, 354.50; region 3: D8060.00; region 4: D4200.00; region 5: D24,785.00; and 6: D13,615.00 totaling to D113, 178.50.

In addition to the sum raised by the Young Teachers Platform, officials of The Gambia Teachers’ Union presented a cheque for fifty thousand dalasi (D50, 000) to Kumba Gaye’s family.