Jul 15, 2009, 9:32 AM
St. John's School for the Deaf in Kanifing recently benefited from a donation of food items from their new partner school, called Cromwell High School, a school for special educational needs in Dukinfield of Greater Manchester in the UK.
Speaking at the ceremony, the initiator of the new global school partnership, who is also a teacher at Cromwell High School in the UK, Mrs. Amy Coleman said this new partnership is meant to celebrate students' achievements in both countries.
She said sharing curriculum ideas, activities and results would open up more partnership between the two schools, adding that the materials donated to St. John School for the deaf from their new partners at Cromwell High School in UK was just a gift.
In receiving the materials on behalf of the head teacher of St. John's School for the Deaf, Daniel Mendy, the senior teacher of the school Daniel Correa thanked their new partner school in the UK for what he described as a timely gift to his school.
Mr. Correa promised the entire teachers and their students of Cromwell High School in the UK through Mrs. Coleman that the food items given to his school would be put to good use.
He said school feeding is a problem for his school, adding that the donation came at a right time, when the school is in dire need of assistance.
He called on the school administration of Cromwell High School in the UK to continue helping the school.
The donated items included 8 bags of rice, 3 gallons of 20 litres of vegetable oil, 5 tomato pastes, one carton of exercise books, one carton of soap, 150 pens and 5 sachets of water.