Christening of Patricia Precious Coker, daughter of one of our friends in Hastings, Sierra Leone
Catherine is her Godmother.
Aminata is a good role model for the senior girls.
She is undergoing additional training, teaching class 2 and has a six month old daughter named Jane.
David visited the school early January 2016 and brought back new class photographs. They are availble to download/view under the Photographs tab at the top of the page or here
On 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.
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.
The 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.
Thanks to the generosity of the Girdlers’ Company Charitable Trust, we have been able to ship 35 Roberts Wind-up radios out to the community to allow the children to access the radio lessons that the government are providing until schools are given permission to open again. For more information about the Girdlers’Company, visit their website at www.girdlers.co.uk.
Update: The 35 Roberts Wind-up radios have arrived at the school and are being put to good use. Lessons are broadcast every school day with Primary sessions from 10-11am, Lower Secondary ones from 2-3pm and those for Upper Secondary pupils from 4-5pm. Different subjects are covered each day. At Mile 36, the teachers work with pupils within small groups at these times – close to where the children live. Some of the parents are involved with helping, so they are learning as well
Careful hygiene helps prevent the spread of Ebola. To support this, and the teachers’ work in promoting hand-washing, we are now collecting bars of soap which we will ship out to the community. All contributions will be very gratefully received. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to find the best way of getting your contribution to me, as there may be a volunteer in your area prepared to act as a collector.
Thanks to Adrian Brewer, Rotary Club of Cowes (IOW) and Bill Leslie from the Rotary Club of Ellsmere Port, we now have 110 water barrels on their way to our villages in Sierra Leone.
No longer will small children have to carry water weighing up to 25kg on their heads, they can roll it home.
A simple solution to a perennial problem.
Please click on the link below to visit their website and read more about this wonderful project.
Roll Out the Rotary Barrel
Thank you on behalf of all our families. Watch here to see pictures of them being used.