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Mission Possible donates to Warwick Preschool

Helping others: the Mission Possible team makes a presentation to Warwick Preschool (Photograph supplied)

A donation of almost $4,000 to replace equipment lost in a fire has been made to Warwick Preschool.

Jennifer DeRosa Holder, said: “We at Warwick Preschool are very appreciative and overjoyed by Mission Possible considering us for receiving this donation.

“In this instance, teachers who have a combined teaching experience of 45 years have lost most of their personal purchases that they utilised on a daily basis for teaching instruction and student use.”

Warwick Preschool got the gift from the Restoration Fellowship Missions Ministry, Mission Possible, last week.

Ms DeRosa Holder said most of the cash will be used to replace the lost equipment.

She added the affected classroom took about six months to restore. She said staff and students were pleased to be able to go into their “new school”.

Ms DeRosa Holder added: “The teachers are more than ecstatic to be in their own space despite not having their own resources.

“As teachers, we are creative and utilise our knowledge, skills and experience to ensure that the students are getting the best educational experiences we have to offer. This donation will assist us in ensuring that our students present and future will continue to have these experiences.”

The Restoration Fellowship Missions Ministry raised about $8,000 at its Mission Possible Community Fun Fair, a fundraiser event to aid the Warwick Preschool and His Majesty’s Happy Home, a school and orphanage, in Ghana, West Africa.

The Mission Possible team said the money was split between the two institutions. The director, staff and children at His Majesty’s Happy Home said they were overwhelmed by Bermuda’s generosity.

The Reverend Alberta Smith, the director, added: “I will not forget this act of kindness to the orphanage and the school. May God bless and reward you and your children.”

The money will be used to help extend the school and home to better accommodate pupils as different class groups have to share classrooms due to a limited number of classrooms.

The estimate to complete the work at the school is $230,000.

The Mission Possible team said they intended to continue supporting the Ghana institution.

Janita Burke, the team leader, said: “They have a huge undertaking with their building project and we’re delighted to be supporting this initiative.

“We are considering organising a trip to Ghana in 2020 to provide physical support.

“We also intend to continue to support causes locally.”

Ms Burke added: “We feel privileged to serve the communities of Bermuda and Ghana.”

Mission Possible added it planned to open Mission Possible Boutique next year at the Mission Possible Community Fun Day.

The team, which also included Joyanne Lawrence, Shanelle Smith and Jarita Vickers, said they also intended to host at least two other fundraisers this year and would like to work with an island charity.