Funding For Development 0f Semi Private Schools
President of The Parent Teachers Association (PTA) at The Saint Mary’s Academy (SMA), Felix Thomas is appealing to past students to play an active role in the development of the school.
To aid in this effort, the PTA launched the ‘1000 Old Boys Group’ this morning, Monday 6th December. The initiative is targeting all past students, residing both here and abroad to contribute to the development of their Alma Mata through a donation of fifty dollars ($50.00) minimum per person.
He says the semi private schools are not in line with school maintenance and gratuity benefits of longstanding teachers when compared to government schools. Nonetheless, he says the SMA’s PTA welcomes the initiative and will continue to do its best to ascertain the steady progress of the school through various fund raising activities.
The school has already refurnished four classrooms through funds obtained from various funding agencies; however there is an additional twelve classrooms that still need to be furnished. This is the first project that will be undertaken under the ‘1000 Old Boys Group’.
Mr. Thomas is keen on the success of this venture.