I am Bakary
Sambou and I was born in the neighbouring village to Brikama.
Having finished Senior Secondary Education at Fatima in 2002, I
proceeded to Gambia College and pursued the Higher Teachers
Certificate, which I completed in 2005. Having realized the
conditions of teachers in The Gambia as the most pathetic, and
poorest civil servants, I thought to proceed onto higher education.
This is because my dream is to become a scholar and make a name for
my country on the globe. With the help of God, I met Bob and Sue. My
special thanks and appreciation go the them for their tremendous
assistance which enabled me to pursue the Certificate and Diploma in
management studies. My ambition in the years ahead, if I secure a
scholarship, is to pursue on a bachelors in management studies,
marketing or Human Resources Management.
Jarra gained a certificate in Home Economics at Presentation
Girls’ Vocation School.
Siddebeh completed Grade 12 at Ice Senior Secondary School.
Amara was sent to The Gambia as a refugee in 2005. In 2010 he
went back to try to find his family. Although his parents died in
the war he found his younger sister and some relatives and has now
returned to live with them in Sierra Leone.
gained a Diploma from the International Business College.
completed his school education in July 2009 but then studied at GTMI (Gambia
Telecommunications and Multimedia Institute). His original sponsor agreed to
pay for his new course, despite already sponsoring two more students.
Jarjue successfully completed a CISCO course where he learned
amongst other things wireless technologies, basic computer security
and operating systems.
father had to arrange for Sait to stay with a family in Kanifing so that he
could complete the Grade 12 year at the SOS Senior Secondary School in
Njie completed Grade 12 at Nusrat Senior Secondary School. His
home village was Basse, about 300kms away from Senegambia so he went
to live with his uncle to attend school in Tujureng.
Suso has been sponsored by members of GETSuk since the year
2000. She completed a Graduate Diploma course at the Management
Development Institute and now works at the Sunrise Centre as an
parents are traditional Griots from the Mandinka tribe. They are the
oral historians of the families in the area and attend all
ceremonies such as naming, initiation, marriage and funerals to
offer traditional prayers and to tell of the deeds of the family
for Griots has diminished in the urban areas of Gambia and the
economic status of Griot families has suffered, even though their
social status remains a valued and important feature of Gambian
First of all, I would like to say
I like the job I am doing. I am working as an administrator in Sunrise Centre
which gives me the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge I acquired
during my course of study.
GETS Sponsorship has completely
turned a new page in my life because it provided me with the most precious
resources which enabled me to obtain a Graduate Diploma in Management Studies.
The sponsorship empowered me to be able to face challenges in life without
problems and also take viable decisions when it comes to being a successful
person in life.
Finally, I would be
delighted if am given another opportunity to gain more experience in my
education career. I believe with education all difficulties in life could be
turned into opportunities to make life a success.
I am currently working
with a private Network company called MSBM Tech. At MSBM Tech we do
a lot of IT Field works, for example we do LAN and WAN Networking,
Computer Hardware maintenance, Printers and UPS Repairs, Software
Installation and many others. It is through the help of GETS that I
am now an IT Technician.
If GETS, was not here
to support me. Well I‘ll say my dreams of becoming what I am would
be in doubt, because my family is not in the position to pay for my
tuition fees for all the IT Courses I studied.
like to thank GETS for making it possible for me to achieve some of
my biggest dreams. My sincere thanks goes to Francis, Helen and
former staffs of GETS who were so kind to me whenever I visited
GETS. I would also thank Tony Nelson, for helping me achieve one of
my wildest dreams of my life.