Over 300 students at the Willie Billie Memorial Academy, located on 8th Street Sinkor, were proud recipients of assorted educational materials including a desktop computer from Jersey International.
The Public Relations Officer (PRC) of Jersey International, O’neal Roberts, made the donations recently on behalf of the US based non-governmental and non-profit organization.
The donations included copybooks, pens, computers and peripherals (monitor, CPU and Printer and chords), colored pencils, markers, note pads, book bags, and packs of juice.
Mr. Roberts said the donations were intended to accomplish their goals against poverty by helping poor children better their education.
The Jersey International PRO said that high poverty rates force many people to endure a low quality of life. He indicated that one of poverty’s major consequences is the extremely low rate of educated children in the country, especially in rural areas.
“This marks our first donation, and our organization will strive to donate school supplies to children of impoverished communities in the rural areas,” O’neal said.
He added, “We hope the educational materials will cover hundreds of students.”
He further announced that the donations became a reality owing to the personal contributions of: Michael Gray, Emmet Trinity, Al B. Toe, Teena Dixon, Alson Saba and Roderic Sherman.
The Principal of the Willie Billie Memorial Academy, D.K. Kollie, Sr., expressed his thanks and appreciation for the donations on behalf of the Board and Administration.
He indicated that the donations would be used for the intended purpose.
“Educating the youth is a big step in combating poverty. Adequate school supplies encourage children to work harder in school,” O’neal concluded.