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Over D2m nursery school opens in Gunjur

Feb 1, 2010, 2:29 PM | Article By: Alieu Jabang

In what could be described as a historic achievement in the history of early childhood education in Gunjur, Kombo South, and the country as a whole, a newly built and well- furnished nursery school (Gunjur Community Nursery School) was last Saturday inaugurated in the coastal town of Gunjur.

The project includes, among other things, a five classroom block, a kitchen, toilets, playing materials for kids, a tap water system, as well as tuition fees of some students. Speaking at the occasion, the Proprietor, cum the Head Master of the school, Mr. Kaduba Bojang expressed delight and gratitude to the donors (Happy Gunjur Foundation) for their wonderful gesture, describing them as one of the best who had lived up expectations by fulfilling their promise.

He also thanked the Alkalo of Gunjur and his Council of Elders for providing the site for the construction of the school. According to the young visionary youth and educationist, "the future of this country depends on how much education her children have." He noted that education is a tool that can lead us in science and technology.

These challenges, he added, can only be tackled through education and nothing else, and that the foundation for better education starts from early childcare and development. Speaking on behalf of the donors, Mr. Andries Van Dermeer said it is always a pleasure for them to sponsor early childhood education. He said that they have previously sponsored TARUD Pre-school in Gunjur by constructing a dinning hall, 2 offices, a complete water system, a generator, 2 computers and a printer. He also said that they are currently sponsoring 108 children in the said school.

He described Kaduba Bojang as a determined youth whose dream is to see every child educated in Gunjur, which he noted had prompted them to provide support to the school. He urged the school authorities and the community of Gunjur to take good care of the materials provided by the foundation.

Other speakers included Mr. Kebba K Barrow, who chaired the occasion, the Alkalo of Gunjur, the women head (Ngansinba,) Mr. Nabani Darboe from the Ministry of Education and Mr. Karamo Janneh, the Chairman of the Parents Teachers Association.