Cherno Baba Memorial Nursery Holds 1st Graduation
Friday, July 06, 2012
“Many children were not sent to school due to the distance and some lacked resources. So I felt it necessary to build a school here.
“The purpose was and still is not to make profit, but to help educate the children of the community, to start the process of making them better people in the future.”
Mrs Jallow was speaking on Saturday June 30th, at an event marking the first graduation ceremony of Cherno Baba Memorial Nursery School.
Coming 30 years after the founding of the school, the ceremony saw 10 students graduate and set for enrolment at lower basic school.
Dalanda is the proprietress of Cherno Baba Memorial Nursery School, which was named after her grandfather.
Founded in 1990, the school started with only a few students, but now has an enrolment of over 100 students who occupy four classrooms.
Such an expansion requires finance and she was fortunate to be under the patron of Annlies and Elly. The philanthropists from Holland sponsor more than half of the students enrolled at her school.
“Children are learners, guided with high care and commitment by their teachers,” said a former student of Cherno Baba, Abdourahman Bah, who vividly remembered his first day at the school that shaped him up to become a role model.
Now a teacher at the school, Bah advised parents to remain committed to their children’s well-being.
Author: Ousman Camara