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Friends of Jimmy Bokay’ Donate Education, Other Materials in Nimba

first_imgOver the weekend, three different youth groups across Nimba County Electoral District #2 under the banner, “Friends of Jimmy Bokay” donated educational materials and other assorted items, to various schools and other targeted communities in Sanniquellie, Nimba County.According to founder, Jimmy N.C. Bokay, the donated items included several boxes of reading materials, four sets of jerseys and four footballs to the four high schools in Sanniquellie. The high schools that benefited from the gesture are St. Mary’s, Sanniquellie Central, Seventh Day Adventist and Levi H. Martin Baptist.The Friends of Bokay also donated 10 bags of cement to each of the ongoing Dahnlorpa Youth Palava Hut project and the Goto Yarpea Development Project and two 25kg bags of rice to the Yarpea Self-help Road Rehabilitation project. The 10 mile road project is being undertaken by locals using their bare hands, cutlasses and axes to fell trees for building bridges in the absence of yellow machines used to construct farm-to-market roads in the area. Meanwhile, Mr. Bokay said the friendship club also presented an undisclosed amount of cash as tokens of appreciation to the Nimba County Football Team, the Sanniquellie Youth Forum and the ongoing reconstruction work at the county sports pitch headed by local construction firm, Jungle Water Group of Investment.The beneficiaries through their various spokespersons expressed gratitude to Mr. Bokay and the leadership of “Friends of Bokay” for the gesture.The schools were especially grateful for the books, and promised to use them for the intended purpose. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Donegal public asked to donate to Bikes 4 Africa

first_imgLetterkenny Rotary Club has launched their Bikes 4 Africa campaign where members of the public are being asked to donate their old bikes by leaving them at any of the six Bryson Recycling Centres from Saturday 8th to 22nd October. These bikes will be repaired and refurbished and sent to Africa where they will be allocated to secondary school children to help them get to school each day.This initiative is being supported by Donegal County Council and is part of National Reuse month campaign which is about encouraging people to rethink what we do with our waste and to pass it on, repair it or refurbish it into something new. Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer with the Council believes that “this is a great initiative and one that clearly demonstrates what we are trying to achieve during national reuse month. Donating, refurbishing and repairing items are all forms of reuse and offer people a chance to save or make money, get creative, learn a new skill and be environmentally conscious”.Bikes can be left at any of the six Bryson Recycling Centres in Letterkenny, Dungloe, Milford, Carndonagh, Stranorlar, Laghey during opening hours from Saturday 8th to 22nd October.Once the bikes are collected, they are sent to Loughlan House, the correctional facility in Co. Cavan where the Irish Prison Service has arranged for the inmates refurbish the bicycles as part of their rehabilitation and training programme.The latest shipment in May of this year brought the number of refurbished bicycles to 1,000, all of which will eventually be transported to The Gambia, where Rotary’s partner organisation “Jole Rider Gambia” pre-selects the schools, and then oversees the distribution of the bikes, with the assistance of the Gambian Education Ministry. Bikes remain the property of the school, with teachers allocating them to the children according to set criteria.  When a child graduates from school, their bike is then reallocated to another child.   This means that each bike impacts positively on as many as 10 students. Letterkenny Rotary Club was successful in sending 50 + bicycles last year, and want to do the same or even more this year. It costs €10 per bike to have them transported.Shane Clerkin, Manager with Bryson Recycling said they were “delighted to support the Rotary Club’s “Bikes for Africa” campaign by providing collection points at the six Recycling Centres in Co Donegal. At Bryson we are committed to “building better futures” and where better to achieve this than gathering bicycles for school children in Africa.”For Recycling Centre opening times and more on Reuse month visit www.donegalcoco.ieDonations of old bikes to the Bike 4 Africa campaign can be left at any of the six Bryson Recycling Centres in Letterkenny, Dungloe, Milford, Carndonagh, Stranorlar, Laghey during opening hours from Saturday 8th – 22nd October.Donegal public asked to donate to Bikes 4 Africa was last modified: October 10th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bikes 4 Africadonegallast_img read more