The Annual Meeting of the David School will be held on the evening of Thursday 19 May 2022 at Ramsey Golf Club – 7.00 for 7.30.
Please let David Wallwork know if you plan to attend (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A cold buffet followed by lemon meringue pie, tea and coffee will be served. Cost: £17.00 per head. In order to satisfy the caterers your replies would be appreciated by May 12th.
Latest from Sierra Leone is that none of our children or staff were involved in the terrible Traffic Accident on 5 November but Alfred , our coordinator, lost his personal taxi in the inferno. He now has no source of income to support his family. Hundreds died and many are still dying in hospitals. Very sad.
The boy in the picture is called Sara Turey, yes a boy’s name. Very small for a boy of his age. He is with his headteacher Morlai in the blue suit and teacher Sorrie. He has achieved our best results ever at 14+, in fact he was best across the whole chiefdom(district). Sadly during the exams he lost his father, his only living relative and is now an orphan in our care. We intend to find foster carers to look after him and so allow him to continue his education.
On Saturday 31 July David and Janet drove our shippers in London with supplies for the school. This is the first shipment for almost a year. The consignment includes soap, face masks, toothpaste, girls’ hygiene products, classroom materials and uniforms. Our shippers are Marie Sinneh Ltd whose depot is in Bermondsey in the shadow of the Shard. Thanks to everyone who donated goods and to Ramsey Motors for the loan of the van.
Dear Trustees, I have been following the unfortunate events around the Corona virus pandemic with heightened concern. The sheer number of confirmed cases and the dazzling death rate all around you, our loved ones, have compounded my anxiety. Each passing moment, hour and day, deepens my sadness about the grave danger that you have to contend with.
There can be nothing terrifying than to find oneself in a situation like this where one is apparently powerless and having nowhere to run to. The whole WORLD is on lock down in the face of a merciless plague.
In Sierra Leone, as you would have heard, we have recorded a few confirmed cases and in addition to several other measures, the government has ordered a lock down starting this Sunday.
At this very difficult moment, dear Trustees and friends of The David School, as the world continues to collectively fight off this anathema, I stand in solidarity with all of you in UK and Norway in prayers for God’s guidance, protection and grace over you and your loved ones. Please continue to do everything to stay safe and may God save us all.
With Love. Foday Sahid Kanu Mathematics teacher at The David School, Mile 36.
The Corona virus epidemic is changing many aspects of our lives here in the UK and also causing increasing concerns in West Africa.
We heard last weekend that the Government of Sierra Leone had introduced two weeks compulsory quarantine for visitors from the UK. This was followed by the cancellation of flights to Freetown making any visits impossible in the foreseeable future.
Although currently there are no cases of the infection, their Government has decided to close all schools from 31st March as a preventative measure. This is an early start to the normal Easter break.
Teachers are currently insisting on all children washing their hands on arrival at school and taking everyone’s temperature. Lessons learned from the Ebola crisis two years ago. The Charity is supporting their efforts by providing soap, additional guidance and encouragement.
On a more positive note the first food supplies have been delivered to school under the scheme to feed all primary pupils at lunchtime. Training will be given to parent volunteers who will prepare and serve the meals. We hope this will begin as soon as the school re-opens.
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