Sep 23, 2010, 2:53 PM
friends of Manjai Nyodema Nursery School recently donated teaching and learning
materials to the school as part of its regular support to the nursery school.
Mariama Secka-Darboe, headmistress of Manjai Nyodema Nursery School, said it is now a routine that every November, the Belgian friends of the school will bring some materials to them.
She said the Belgian friends, in addition to annually giving the school teaching and learning materials, has equipped the school with some computers to be able to connect to the internet.
She noted that thanks to the Belgian friends, the nursery school is now up to the standard of any good nursery school in terms of learning materials and the school environment.
The headmistress said the school has committed and dedicated teaching staff but the parents need to complement the efforts of teachers by making sure that the children take their education seriously at home.
Bubacarr Jarju of the Regional Education Directorate, Region One, said it is now left to the parents to support the school by regularly engaging children to be doing their homework instead of watching television all the time at home.
He said parents should never lose sight of the fact that giving their children education is one of the surest way of building good future for them.
Mr Jarju further urged parents to be regularly visiting their children in school in order for them to know more about what the children do in school by interacting with the teachers.