#Article (Archive)

Boost for St. John’s School for the Deaf

Jan 6, 2012, 1:26 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

St. John’s School for the Deaf on Wednesday received a donation of stationery from British national Amy Coleman.

The stationery included paint oil for the school’s art room, pens, staples pad, boxes of A4 papers, pencils, exercise books, sharpeners, boxes of chalks and lots more.

Speaking at the presentation held at the school grounds in Kanifing, Amy Coleman said she is a teacher at the Cromwell High School in England, which has a global partnership with St John’s School for the Deaf.

According to her, she came to visit the school last year and worked together with its teachers and students.

She recalled that the school produced six pieces of artwork and her school in England also produced six pieces of the same artwork.

The donor said that the works were made in a calendar form sponsored by a local business in Manchester, the UK.

She said that some time ago they produced large numbers of the calendar which were sold and the profit used to buy the items donated to the school.

For his part, the principal of the school, Daniel Mendy, said he was extremely grateful for the gift.

He thanked Amy for facilitating the donation and expressed hope for the continuing interpersonal relationship between the schools.

He said the materials would be put into good use by the teachers and students of the school.

Mr Mendy thanked Amy and Christina Gaffy for the kind gesture, which included recent flip cameras the school will be using for their activities.