Apr 14, 2008, 7:01 AM
Speaking during the ceremony, Elizabeth Jarju, the headmistress of the school, thanked all those who attended the programme, adding that the school depends on school fees for teachers’ salaries.
She added that 25 percent of the students could not complete paying the term fees and some could not even pay at all, and appealed to philanthropists to help her in paying teachers’ salaries.
She said the inauguration of the newly-built school is another significant milesstone in the history of Kingstom School.
Ms Jarju said the nursery school was established in 2006 by her late husband, Alfusine Micheal Tommy, who was a professional teacher with 24 year teaching experience.
He was a Sierra Leonean by nationality and being a professional teacher came up with the idea of establishing the nursery school, as part of contributing towards the development of the country and to complement the efforts of the government.
“After two years of the nursery existence, my husband died and to fulfil his dream as a wife, I took up to continue where he stopped,” she said.
Before her husband passed away, a gentleman called Kebba Camara visited the school with a couple, Peter and Tiny Volkers, in November 2007 and donated second-hand clothes. They have supported the school up to date.
Ms Jarju therefore thanked the philanthropists for what they have done for the school.
Tiny Volkers and Peter Volkers, who sponsor the school, also thanked the school headmistress, as well as the entire management for their good work in the school.