Coffee Morning in Aid of The David School

Ramsey Rotarians Sylvia Abbett and Jenny Stratton held a coffee morning at Sylvia’s home in aid of the school and also to seek useful craft material which could be shipped out and, hopefully, be put to good use by the children and their mothers.  It’s a good job that Sylvia had a large shed as she recieved a huge amount of different materials, including  several non-electric sewing machines (which a very kind volunteer agreed to service at no cost).

it was a beautiful day, the sun was shining, so everyone sat out in her garden.  Sylvia had made lots of lovely cakes, with help from her friends, so no one went home hungry.

Between ticket sales and the raffle a fantastic sum of £447 was raised.

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Excellent Exam Results

The latest NPSE and BECE results are the best achieved by the David School to date.

All the junior school pupils passed their final exams called National Primary School Examination (NPSE), and these pupils have now started on their lower secondary education.

DSCN1059All the lower secondary pupils passed their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)

Unlike most English exams, secondary pupils in Sierra Leone have to pass English and Maths and gain passes in three other subjects in order to move onto the next level. The highest results were achieved by two girls, which is especially pleasing.

School for the Blind

Isatu Bangura is a blind girl from our village who attends The Milton Margai Residential School for the blind in Freetown.

She is in her final year and we looked at possible Secondary Schools in that area.

It looks as if she will be offered a place at the Freetown Secondary School for Girls.

She will live at Milton Margai and we will arrange daily transport.

The man is Alfred Conteh, our driver and key man out there

Charities Working Together

IMG_0367On Thursday 17 December 2015 a group of people packed a container to send to Freetown, Sierra Leone.  Three charities, Police Aid Convoys, The David School and Street Child sent 130 bikes, clothing, equipment and health supplies.  IMG_0326

This work was completed in Retford with the help of Local Rotarians and representatives of the charities.  It took two hours to complete before the container went by lorry to Doncaster railway station and then by rail to Southampton.  The ship is due to arrive early in the second week of January 2016.

IMG_0348The School will receive 30 donated bikes to be used by senior pupils who currently walk for two hours to get to school.  In addition seven boxes of soap, toothpaste and other health supplies will be delivered to school.IMG_0345

Everything was donated and the charity only had to fund a few gallons of diesel fuel.IMG_0328