Jones Nursery School receives support
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Sharing In Nursery Education (SHINE Africa), a charitable organisation based in the United Kingdom, in collaboration with the Rainbow Run, a charitable organisation based in Wales, recently donated learning materials to Jones Nursery School (JNS) in Mandinary village, West Coast Region.
The donated items include pens, pencils, crayons, toys, clothes, among others, and were presented at a ceremony held at the school ground.
Speaking at the occasion, Glynn Jones disclosed that SHINE Africa has built four schools in The Gambia; including the Jones Nursery School in Mandinary, which was the first built by the organisation.
According to her, it is important for children to have access to education, as they are the future leaders. She promised to refurbish the school and assured them that they will continue to help the school.
Howard Bancroft, of the Rainbow Run organisation saidthe donation is meant to improve the educational standards of the Gambian children. He called on teachers to keep up the good work and urged the pupils to try hard.
Malang Jarjue, the head teacher of the school, expressed delight at the gesture, noting that the donated items are meant for the children and they will be put into good use.
The alkalo of Mandinary village, Alhaji Fah Ceesay, commended the donors for choosing the village’s school out of the lot in The Gambia to benefit from those learning materials.
Ebrima Sonko, a pupil at the school; Mannah Suwareh of SHINE Africa; and Charles Denny of The Rainbow Run, all expressed similar sentiments.
Author: Omar Wally