May 31, 2010, 1:47 PM
Speaking on the occasion, Head Chief of Kiang Central District, says relevant and quality education is the fluid that lubricates the mechanism of the socio-economic development of any country.
He also says no form of empowerment can be achieved without the required knowledge and skills.
The philanthropic gesture to this community-based school was rendered by a sister school in the Federal Republic of Germany called
A laptop and a cash of one thousand euros are among a set of learning materials and money given to the school, which will no doubt salvage the dire need for educational materials and equipment of the school.
In receiving the gesture, Seyfo Demba Sanyang thanked the donors for their heartfelt assistance, saying it will go a long way in solving some of the constraints faced by schoolchildren of the burgeoning learning institution.
Mr Demba used the occasion to call on other friends, organizations, philanthropists and international bodies to help them elevate the school to more conducive learning environment.
He promised that the donation would be used prudently while equally enjoining the school to jealously guard the materials and wisely use the funds for its development initiatives.
In his remarks on the occasion, the headmaster of the school, Fabakary Sanneh, reiterated their stance on good management, pointing out that “this is the second time that TSV Markzeuln has come to the aid of
The Dell laptop, Master Sanneh revealed, would help them to establish a comprehensive data for the school by storing all necessary information pertaining the day-to-day affairs of the school. “At the same time it will provide internet and other communication services that are not available within the catchment areas,” he noted.
The cash donated would help to subsidize the daily school feeding programme in the school, especially for very young schoolchildren at ages 3 to 7 years, he said.
“It is almost impossible to keep tender age pupils in school for long hours without food and water,” he says, adding that the Kiang Central district councillor has said they would provide uniforms for the pupils and pay allowance for the underpaid voluntary staff.
He therefore joined the District Chief in calling on other institutions and organizations to emulate the noble act of TSV Markzeuln.
He also stressed that the donated items would be put into good use, while calling on the local community to embrace and take ownership of the schooling of their children by helping them at home with their assignments.
Giving the vote of thanks on behalf of the pupils, teachers, parents and the entire community of Kwinella in particular and Kiang Central in general, Saifo Nakoto Sanyang thanked the donors for their benevolent gesture.