By Amadou M Jadama The newly completed 4.5 million dalasi 12 classroom block at ABC Upper and Senior Secondary School in New Jeshwang was recently inaugurated. The state-of-the-art edifice was built by Butterfly Friends Organization based in Norway. Butterfly Friends Organization is a charitable organization whose aim is to bring education and health to needy children in the country. They have built schools and health centres across the country. In his inaugural speech, Mbye S Gaye, the principal, said: “Today marks the official opening of this magnificent edifice which was under construction since on the 24 march 2015 to 2 March 2017.” According to him for the past fifteen years, the Butterfly Friends Organization has played a significant role in the community and its surroundings. “The construction of the new building is just the latest chapter in the history of the school which has contributed considerably to the education of the children,” he explained. He said the proprietor, madame Ann started with nursery school in 2002, lower basic in 2005, upper basic in 2012 and a senior school in 2015, adding that the organization wanted to build a skills centre but lacked adequate space. “One hundred students from the upper and senior secondary schools and a multi-purpose science laboratory, there is nothing like a dream to create the future today. Staff and students of ABC school have seen a long-held dream brought to reality as this exceptional state of the art building as physical symbol of the bright future of this whole school,” he said. “As principal of ABC School, I am delighted to know that the students will be educated in such a wonderful, stimulating setting of course, the future of this school will not just be about buildings.” He commended the coordinator, the proprietress, sponsors and the Ministry Basic and Secondary Education for giving them license to operate as a school. Anbjorg Juliussen, head of the organization, said the organisation built nursery schools in many places, including Bakalary, Madiana and Brikama “We offer them free education, foods, cloths and medical care and all this money come from Norway,” she explained. Seedy Drammeh, coordinator ABC School, called on parents to encourage their children to learn and study at home. He applauded the donors for wonderful aid they are rendering to the ABC schools in the country.]]>
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