Prince Of Wales Alumni Association, California Chapter

Blue Flower

Donation of Mathematics textbooks

Books donatedOne of the greatest areas of need of the Prince of Wales School identified by the California Chapter is for text books for the students.  In an attempt to meet this need, the Chapter is now undertaking to provide text books in all subject areas for all the students at the school. As a start, 900 Mathematics texts were donated to the school at a formal presentation ceremony held at the school in January, 2013. These books will be made available to students in the first year of Junior Secondary School and third year of Senior Secondary School. The books will be used by the students and returned at the end of the year. The California Chapter was represented by Mr. Robert Strasser-King who admonished the students to take good care of the books so that they will be available for use by the students coming after them. Also present at the ceremony were the President of the Freetown Chapter of the Alumni Association and the member of the Freetown City Council representing King Tom constituency. The Principal of the Junior Secondary School, Mr. Aubrey Jones also addressed the students and appealed to them to take very good care of the books.

Presentation of 300 Tables and Chairs

Chairs and TablesThere was a great deal of excitement from both students and staff of the Prince of Wales School when 300 tables and chairs were presented to the school on behalf of the Global Prince of Wales Alumni Association. The Global Association is an amalgamation of all the overseas Alumni Associations of the school. Currently, these associations are in London in the United Kingdom, Washington Metropolitan Area in the USA, New Jersey, Atlanta in Georgia, and California, USA. In an admirable feat of collaboration, they all worked together to relieve the unfortunate situation in the school which saw students not having tables and chairs to use in their classrooms. All the speakers at the ceremony emphasized the need for the students to take good care of these items of furniture. The Global Alumni Associations were represented by Mr. Robert Strasser-King.  Other speakers at the ceremony included the Principal of the Junior Secondary School, the President of the Freetown Chapter of the Alumni Association and the city councilor representing the constituency.