Boca Loho Foundation donates €1000 to GPA
The Boca Loho Foundation today presented a cash donation of €1000 (Euros) to the Gunjur Project Association (GPA) at a presentation ceremony held at the The Gunjur Project Lodge in Kaajabang Village, Gunjur.
Photo: GPA Trustee Jo Austin-Preece receiving the donation from Boca Loho
The cash donation is for the construction of a multi-purpose skills centre that Gunjur Project Association is undertaking.
Reacting to the huge cash donation from Boca Loho Foundation, Jenny Ringstead, trustee of GPA had this to say:
“We are overwhelmed with the generosity of this donation towards the skill center that is being built here in Gunjur Kajabang. Boca Loho Foundation, is a charitable organization based in Holland and works on a number of community projects in Gambia. They work endlessly securing funds for various projects and its an honor that they acknowledged our charity and reached out to support us. The Gunjur Project Association has recently finished the first phase of the training center and have built a training kitchen. The idea is to offer a number of opportunities for catering courses, preserving fruit and vegetables from the womens garden to make jams and chutneys and develop small business opportunities for women. The second phase of the project will be to build classrooms for a whole host of training including leadership, business and management, youth workers, health workshops to name just a few. Huge thanks to Anky and the team at Boca Loho foundation.”
In a related development, Gunjur Project Association held a meeting on Thursday, 18th January led by Mai Jassey - Head of Kajabang women's Kafoo, and Jo Austin-Preece, a trustee of the Gunjur Project Association exploring training and development opportunities for the womens group in 2018. According to the association, lots of exciting ideas were discussed and are looking forward to working together and making these opportunities possible.
Photo: Participants at GPA Meeting
The Gunjur Project Association (GPA) is a registered charity, with Charity Registratin Number 1171815. Established in 2006 and entered into the U.K. charity registers in 2016, the GPA supports and contributes towards development in The Gambia through striving to introduce locally sustainable projects in education, health and environment, as well as supporting community led initiatives.