On a recent Rotary trip to the Yambo elementary and Junior schools by a number of members with a twofold purpose of inspecting the results of the combined work done with the community of the school and a meaningful discussion on the way forward in our support of the school. The work completed has been the supply of desks and the materials for the creation of floors for the various classrooms. The work on the floors had been done to a high standard and should enable them to be operated for a fair number of years and the school children were enjoying the 25 desks and 2 two teacher tables that had been provided. The rotary members then sat down with the school governors, the school principal and teachers to discuss what future assistance was required. The members were very keen to fund a joint initiative with the parents for the supply of text books and teaching materials for the staff to enable the standard of education to the children to be improved. The members are still very puzzled by the Educations Departments lack of support (no funds had been received) in terms of an operating budget. The hospitality of the community was a greatly appreciated and as always exceeded most of our expectations.
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