Pa Mambuna Bojang beautifies GIP Academy and others
The Gunjur Inclusion Project (GIP) have on Sunday 15th October, received a consignment of football materials including balls and jerseys from, a US-based native of Gunjur. Pa Mambuna Bojang who hailed from Gunjur and currently resident in the United States, donated the gears to the sport academies, individuals and groups in the town of Gunjur. The materials were presented during the GIP's morning training session, by the recipient, Hatab Jobe, on behalf Mambuna, who has been a greater contributor to the development of Gunjur down the years. Speaking at the presentation event, Lamin Fatty, co-founder and head of training, expressed their delight in receiving this support from Mambuna. "I am very happy today and I can see all of you are happy as well, he told those present. "This shirts came at the right time, we look nice and different today. "If you can see, we have been training with our own shirts for a long time, due to insufficient kits, but with this new kits, we will look different when coming to training, talk less of when going for games. Everyone will be in uniform," added Fatty, before thanking Mambuna for his continuous support towards the development of Gunjur in all aspects.
In his remarks, the coordinator, Hatab Jobe, told the gathering that the remaining shirts will be handed out to the Gunjur Athletic Academy, for the male and the female teams, as well as other groups and individuals. Mr Jobe also urged the beneficiaries to make better use of the shirts. "This is not the first time Mambuna is sending sport materials, said Jobe. "Since we started the academy programs in 2005 it has been coming annually," he added.
The GIP Academy was established on 7th December 2016, with an aim to complement the efforts of Gunjur Sports Committee in development of grassroot football, and to render a helping hand towards the general development of the game in Gunjur. The initiative is also targeted to help give young players the exposure needed in their development, but also as a means to help them keep focus and desist from the many other bad social vices prevailing in societies today.