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Armitage receives donation from ex-students

Nov 8, 2010, 11:56 AM | Article By: Abdourahman Sallah in CRR

Five ex-students of Armitage Senior Secondary School living in the United States recently donated materials worth thousands of dalasis to the school.

The donated materials, which included bed sheets, bath towels, hand towels and other highly needed items at the boarding school, were presented at a ceremony held at the school grounds in Janjangbureh.

In presenting the items on behalf of the donors, Hassan Touray, the coordinator of the exercise, said the gesture came from Awa Jawo, Tamsir Jobe, Samba Mballow, Lamin Ceesay and Momodou B Krubally, all based in California, USA. 

He added: "The ex-students have the school at heart, and wish to support their brothers and sisters at the school. Armitage school being the only government boarding school in the country needs the support of all and sundry including its ex-students."

The school, he said further, has produced many intellectuals that are contributing "immensely in nation building".

Mr Touray used the opportunity to call on students of the school to be serious with their academic journey to excel in life.

He also called on the ex-students to continue to support their brothers and sisters in the school in their quest to seek knowledge.

For his part, David Haffner, principal of Armitage Senior Secondary School, commended the ex-students for their laudable gesture.

"If all ex-students were like these five, then Armitage would have been at another level in terms of equipment and materials," he said.

Mr Haffner stated that the items donated would help greatly in solving some of their shortcomings, "as the school authorities and parents cannot do it all".

Kaunding Tambedou, chairman of the board of Governors of Armitage, described the gesture as timely, saying: "It has come at a time when the students needed it most."

He described the donors as "true lovers of the school", while calling on others to emulate them.