By Fatmata Jengbe
The Executive and Diaspora Members of the Rokel Old Pupils Association (ROPA) donated items worth 5 Million Leones to the Administration of the school for and on behalf of the pupils. The short program was chaired by the Vice President, Mrs. Jariatu Patricia Samura.
In her Opening Statement, she thanked God Almighty for protecting the lives of the membership of ROPA and the entire school from the Corona Virus Pandemic and encouraged all to keep to the guidelines set out by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and the Ministry of Basic and Secondary School Education respectively. She thanked the ROPA Executive and the Diaspora branch for their timely intervention.
Presenting the donation of 400 Facemasks, hand washing soap, toilet papers etc….on behalf of the Executive and General Membership of the Association, the President, Mr. Manoh Bizzoco Dumbuya, said they are happy to give support of such magnitude to the school, especially in this difficult time.
He said that more donations will come in a couple of weeks and that the Association will continue to join hands with the School Administration in the fight against the Corona Virus Pandemic.
He admonished all pupils to take their academic work very seriously, as this donation should serve as a motivating factor to them, as their examinations are just around the corner.
He ended by appealing to the school authorities and pupils to use the donated items for their intended purposes.
Representing the Diaspora Membership, Madam Hawanatu Dumbuya, thanked her colleagues out there for their magnanimity and encouraged others to emulate their good examples.
Both Acting Principals of JSS and SSS, Messrs. Fredrick Jones and Aloysius Kamara, expressed their thanks and appreciation to ROPA for a very good initiative.
Speaking on behalf of their colleagues, Pupils from both schools, JSS and SSS were smiling as they showered praises on their mentors for such a kind gesture.