Mar 4, 2011, 1:22 PM
PL George Nursery School in Bakau Newtown on Wednesday launched a breakfast programme for the school children.
The programme is geared towards supporting the pupils, parents and teachers of the school.
Madam Charlotte Barney, initiator of the breakfast programme, said the school was established by her late mother who she said was very much concerned about children.
Giving an overview of how the breakfast programme came about, she said when her mum was alive, she used to come to the school and she observed that some of the children do go to school hungry.
“So when I went back to America, I talked to some colleagues and thank God I succeeded in getting Sprout Mission in California as sponsors for the breakfast programme,” she said.
Chairman of PL George Nursery School Parent Teachers Association, Modou Cham, commended the donors for “the worthy course”, saying as far as education is concerned, providing food for the pupils is very essential.
“The breakfast programme will serve as a motivation and encouragement for the children to come to school and concentrate more on their education,” he said.
The secretary general of PL George Nursery School PTA, Mustapha Jatta, also hailed the sponsors for “this bold initiative”, while praying for the sustainability of the programme.
The headmaster of PL George Nursery School, Mohammed Musa, applauded the sponsors through Madam Charlotte Barney for supporting the breakfast programme.
He said the gesture is appreciated by both the teachers of the school and parents of the children.