Jun 8, 2009, 7:42 AM
and Korea, a couple from Holland, recently donated school materials to Fadera
Kunda Nursery School in Farato village.
The items were books, pencils, pens, clothes and toys for the children meant to motivate them in pursuance of their education.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the CEO and founder of the school, Fabakary Fadera, thanked the couple, Korea and William, for their gesture towards the children of the school.
He said the materials would go a long way in supporting the children in school because it would help them in their learning, and “looking at the age of the children they are seriously in need of such materials for learning”.
According to him, the school also needs more assistance because “the size of the classroom is too small for the children” hence they need a bigger space to accommodate all of them.
He appealed to the Dutch couple for them to continue their support to the school as well as thanked them for the invaluable gesture.
The school head teacher, Ousman Gibba, in his remarks on the occasion, said the school was founded in 2010, with 31 students - 20 girls and 11 boys.
He said the school “now has an enrolment of 71 students” of nursery classes 1 and 2 and they are expecting to soon have nursery 3 pupils as the school grows.
Ebrima Camara, a native of Farato village, also thanked the donors for the gesture, saying the school provides great help to not only the school children but also the entire village of Farato.
“Some of these school children come from very poor families, and providing these materials would ease the burden on their parents,” he said.
He also thanked the CEO of the School Mr Fadera for his foresight and commitment towards the school.