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St. Martha's Skills Centre, Nursery Holds Graduation Ceremony

Jul 17, 2008, 6:51 AM | Article By: By Augustine Kanjia

The St. Martha's Skill Centre and Nursery, owned by the Cluny Sisters, recently held their graduation ceremony in the presence of parents, students and well wishers at Barra.

Sister Christiana Fefegula, the head of the nursery department of the institution, said her school was outstanding in their area and has always excelled when they go to the Lower Basic School. "I am delighted that today parents are gathered here to celebrate another step in their children's lives. "Education is certainly the highest thing one can give to his or her child. When these children grow tomorrow, they bring honour, fame and joy to their parents. This stage is a symbol of what is to come in the future," she said.

In her speech, Sr. Christiana Fefegula said nursery is a transition from one stage to the other and this will go on and on until they complete and become independent. Parents need to give them support at all stages. This will not only make them self-sufficient but will also empower them to strive hard to develop The Gambia to greater heights. "The government is working assiduously to get every child going to school so that no one will be left behind. I am encouraging parents to bring their children to school to be part of this drive to success," she stated.

Sr. Ellen Tholley, in charge of the Skills Centre, said they had constraints. She said young girls find it difficult to come to register to train and be productive. She urged young girls and women to come forward, for learning is better than silver than gold. The day ended with music and dancing and prizes were given to deserving students and children