Darsilami Nursery School Reformed
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Thanks to United Youth Association (UYA), a charitable organisation, a nursery school called Side-by-Side, in Darsilami village, North Bank region called has been reformed.
The kindergarten has been in operations without any allowance for the teaching staff. The school was without a toilet and students without neither school uniform nor proper learning materials until the intervention of youth association, who inaugurated their pilot project Thursday December 16, in the presence of their Danish member, IB Franijeur.
The association is also offering scholarship – tuition fees, school uniforms, badges, books, pencils, rubbers, and text books - for thirty pupils.
"But we are going to work towards increasing the number of students that we sponsor in the next academic year," said Yankuba Senghore the project coordinator speaking at the inaugural ceremony.
He said the association, which was formed March 4, 2005 at Bakau New Town currently has a total membership of 250, and three offices; in Bakau, Farrafenni, and Banjulinding.
Mr Senghore tasked the beneficiary community and the school administration to commit themselves to taking good care of the school. He pledged his association’s continues support to the school.
Mr. Ba Karamo Gassama chairman of the school committee thanked the association and its sponsors for promoting education in his community.
He added that sponsoring the children will also reduce the burden on poor parents who cannot pay their children’s school fees.
Author: Abdoulie Bah