We have just received the following news
update from Jacob Amadi, headmaster of Kings Kid Academy. For more
information about this school, please see our
Kings Kid Academy
"Warm and pleasant greetings from Kings Kid
Academy, The Gambia.
We write to inform you that we have resumed
school today the 17th September 2007 after a long holiday to begin
the 2007//2008 academic session. The session started on a new note,
the children were very happy to come back to school and as usual
learning has started in earnest. This session also witness the
influx of new parents trying to register their children in our
school, In fact almost all the classes witness new intake.
This is as a result of the academic
performance of our school children. Their social and civilized
interaction while on holidays with other children as well as adults
in the community distinguishes them, thus making them stand out in
the midst of other kids.
In other to maintain as well as improve on
this standard of which we are known for in the community, the school
has decided to employ the services of extra 4 qualified teachers. 2
of these are university graduates, one majors in English language
while the other majors in Mathematics, the remaining 2 qualified as
early 'childhood educators' from the Gambian College. We believe
that these new teachers will make a significant impact in the
overall academic improvement of the children.
Our willingness to employ at this time these
new set of qualified staff in spite of the school's poor financial
status demonstrates our commitment and readiness to make sacrifices
in other to achieve any needed result.
The challenges therefore before everyone of
us now is to endeavour in the spirit of partnership in ensuring that
our new class room block under construction is completed on time so
as to create enough space and a conducive learning environment for
the children, thereby meeting the challenges of a growing school.
We want to use this medium to sincerely thank
everyone of you, your families, friends and supporters who have at
one time or the other supported and encouraged us either through
personal visits to our school here in the Gambia, or through cash
and educational material donations. We believe in you and do hope
that you will continue to generate awareness and work for the
completion of the classroom block.
Finally, we want to say thank you for
standing with us in providing quality and affordable education to
the Gambia child."