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port of harlem gambian education partnership
Annual Gambian Scholarship Program Seeks 18 Donors:  Scholarships Are Only $75 Per Year
Jul 01 – Jul 14, 2021
Fatoumatta Bah

Hello, I am Jabel Ceesay, the secretary to Baobab Youth Development Association.  With regards to the Port Of Harlem Gambian Education Partnership scholarship program, I am responsible for tracking the students’ performance and progress of their education.

The benefits of this scholarship cannot be overemphasized. It gives students the opportunity to go to school and be genuine members of the society. Many of the 18 students never thought they would have the opportunity to attend school because their parents didn't go to school.

Fatoumatta J Bah, for instance, use to sell water on the streets for the family's upkeep. Nonetheless, with the intervention of the scholarship program, she is now on the verge of graduating from high school.

This year was our first year sending donors video thank you notes versus letter via mail.  If you are a donor and have not gotten yours, it will come soon.

We hope past donors will continue to support children like Fatoumatta. Scholarships are only $75 for the entire year!  With your $75 donation, each student gets a uniform, shoes, lunch (for the year), exercise books, book rental, study fees, and a school bag.

We need only need a total of 18 donors.  Renew your support today or become one.

We stretch our hands for funds to help underprivileged student such as Fatoumatta to unravel their potential. We hope we will be sending you a thank you video soon for changing the life of a youngster with potential.
Jabel Ceesay

P.S. Because of you, our last fundraising went so well, that we are not seeking funds for the “Barrels and Books” fund.

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