Project Gambia’s Rosemary Albone Dies
Rosemary Albone, a British National who helped set up Project Gambia which supports seven pre-schools in The Gambia has died on Wednesday 25th September. Rosemary passed away peacefully with her family by her side. The sad news was revealed by her son in a message to the seven heads of schools that benefits from the support of Project Gambia.
Rosemary was very instrumental in the development of early childhood education in The Gambia according to Boto Bojang who heads Kulcochi community pre-school, one of the beneficiaries of Project Gambia. The group visits Gambia every January for ten days to work hand in glove with the six pre-schools towards the development of the schools. Project Gambia pays most of the salaries of school staff, supplies all the seven pre-schools with learning materials and other equipments, as well as sponsorship of school visits and feeding programs for students. Rosemary Albone served Project Gambia as the secretary, under the chairmanship of Neil Griffiths.
Project Gambia supports Tarud pre-school, Fayunku Nursery School, Sheikh Hatab Memorial Nursery School, Mariama Mae Nursery School, Freetown Community Pre school, Kulukochi Community Pre school and Lanuwarr Community Pre school.
The passing of Rosemary Albone is a great loss to Project Gambia and all the schools the charity supports.
Reacting to the news of Rosemary’s death, Boto Bojang, The Secretary of the headteacher’s committee in Gunjur had this to say:
“The seven head teachers are sending their condolences to the entire family of Rosemary Albone. Rosemary and Project Gambia team are definitely part and parcel of Gunjur Community. We are deeply saddened by the loss of Rosemary who will be greatly missed.
Rosemary and her husband Steve visits Gunjur regularly and stays in Jujuba with Moro Fabinako Bojang and his family who have also becomes an extended family.”