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UMC George Brook Alumni Donates Le15m worth furniture

October 26, 2017 By Ishmael Sallieu Koroma 

President of the Alumni Association, Martin Sandy, doing a symbolic presentation of the furniture to the headmistress Madam Cecilia .B. Charles

The United Methodist Church (UMC) George Brook Primary School Alumni Association has yesterday donated fifteen (15) million Leones worth of school furniture to the school, plus  two million Leones cash  as help to five pupils.

Speaking during the presentation ceremony, President of the UMC George Brook Primary school Alumni Association, Martin Sandy, said they as old pupils decided to come together last year to form an alumni association to give back to their school.

 Mr. Sandy said after a recent visit to the school, they as an executive realised that there was need to provide furniture for the school, hence decided to come together  to help the school.

“We are here today to donate fifty -set of furniture to our school as a way of giving back to where we started our educational journey,” he said.

He disclosed that that was just the beginning of a long journey towards the rebranding of their school and promised that they as an executive will be giving out two scholarships to pupils who secure first and second position in the NPSE exams.

“We are giving an additional 200,000 Leones each to five deserving pupils including a less privileged one in the name of Hannah Joseph a disabled pupil,” he said.

He advised pupils and teachers to take good care of the furniture and promised more donations from the alumni.

On their part, the school authorities, both the head master and headmistress, expressed delight for the timely intervention of the association.

The Head Mistress Afternoon shift, Madam Cecilia .B. Charles, on behalf of the afternoon shift, expressed appreciation for the laudable venture, and said there was need for more furniture in the school as she described the donation as “very timely”.

Also speaking during the presentation of the donation, the morning shift headmaster, Mr. Ernest .K.Yamba, said as a school, they have applied for school furniture to the Freetown City Council (FCC) for over five years and has not received any from them, saying that the action of the alumni association was beyond imagination.

One of the beneficiary of the scholarship, Hannah  Joseph ,a disable and a class six pupil of the school, expressed thanks and appreciation for the help as she said it will help her pay her fees and provide her with other learning in her School going .

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