Boost For St. John's School For the Deaf

Monday, November 16, 2009

Foundation Support and Build-Up the Gambia, a Dutch charity from Holland last Thursday donated cooking materials to Saint John's School for the Deaf, worth D13, 475.

The donated items included 8 bags of rice, 3 gallons of cooking oil, 2 bags of onion, 2 cartons of chicken legs, 3 cartons of beef, 2 packets of Jumbo, black paper and peanut.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the school's ground in Kanifing, the Principal of the School, Daniel Mendy, said the donation is the third of its kind.

He revealed that the foundation are supportive in helping the school in foodstuffs, noting that the donation would go a long way towards supporting the school, hence the World Food Programme's school feeding programme does not exist any longer.

He applauded the foundation for the magnificent gesture and hoped that the relationship between Saint John's School for the Deaf and Foundation Support and Build-Up the Gambia would continue to flourish.

For their part, the donors: Peter and Gerda Berh, who spoke on behalf of the foundation both said Saint John's School described St. John's School for the Deaf as a very good school.  They expressed their readiness to support the school in the near future.

According to them, the foundation is also sponsoring other students from other schools by paying their school fees.

Author: Cherno O. Bobb