Close to $700.00 worth of school supplies have been presented to the four pre-primary schools in the Constituency of St. George North West by the Constituency Branch of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Being sensitive to the needs of the schools in the community, the Constituency Branch saw the need to undertake the initiative to embark on the project as a means of enhancing education in the constituency.
The supplies that include school uniforms, wall charts, crayons and colouring books, puzzles, glue, building blocks, and cleaning detergents were made available to the Grand Mal, Mt. Moritz, Happy Hill and Brizan pre-schools last week Wednesday.
Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Branch, Ali Dowden who has been the nucleus of the project said the presentation is in keeping with the NDC’s vision of education as one of the key pillars of growth and development for the nation.
Dowden said the St. George’s North West Constituency Branch views education as paramount to the nation’s development and has taken the step to provide firstly for the infants.
He hopes that the contribution would assist to make life better for the teachers and students of the pre-primary schools within the constituency.
“We also would like to reiterate our commitment and involvement in the development of our young ones, and thank our teachers for their continued commitment and support in the growth and development of our young ones,” he said.
Teacher-in-charge of the Happy Hill Pre-Primary School, Lily Harris who spoke on behalf of her counterparts was very appreciative of the gifts.
Teacher Harris assured the NDC St. George North West Constituency Branch that they would ensure that the school supplies go as far as possible for the benefit of the children.
According to her, although some supplies are made available by the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, and parents, the schools also engage in fund raising activities as a means of accessing supplies.
(The above was submitted by the NDC St. George North-West Constituency Branch)