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Meet the smartest kid in Foni Bintang

Unlike most of his mates, Modou Lamin Ceesay may lack the sufficient parental support at home to get the best education. His dad departed when he was only two years old. His mother is a rice grower. But Modou Lamin, now in Grade 8, is determined to become a doctor. Read our interview with him.

What’s On-Gambia: Tell us about yourself?

Modou Lamin Ceesay:My name is Modou Lamin from Foni Bintang. I am in Grade 8. My dad passed away when I was two years old. My mum is a rice farmer and she pays for my education.

Are you the smartest kid in your village?

(Laughs) Is that what you heard? Since primary one I always take first position in my class.

How do you do that?

I study hard. I study a lot and I like approaching my teachers for help. I also do ask for help from my classmates.

From your classmates? But you are the best in the class.

(Laughs) I don’t know all. May be there are things they know that I don’t. No man is perfect.

What are your hobbies?

I like reading, playing football and chatting with friends.

What do you want to be in the future?

I want to study medicine and become the country’s minister of health one day (laughs).

Describe your village, Bintang.

It’s a historical place with a lot to offer visitors. We have festivals that are aimed at promoting and protecting our traditions.


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