The Mayor of the Paynesville City Corporation (PCC) Madam Cyvette M. Gibson has identified with the senior high division of the Paynesville Community School or PCS.

As part of her kind gesture, the PCC boss donated three sets of commode and several copies of various books to the school on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

PCS, a government run institution, is said to have been faced with poor water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) condition over the years.  

Currently, students of the institution use pit latrines for defecation thereby ignoring the Ebola scourge in the country.

Speaking during the donation of the items, Madam Gibson said the three sets of commode are aimed at improving the sanitary condition of the school, while the books will help improve the reading capacity of students at the institution.

“I have come here today to identify with you by providing some of your needs. Taking into consideration the current Ebola crisis, the issue of good sanitation cannot be over emphasized. Knowing the importance of reading to learning to you, students, we also decided to bring some books along with us to be given to you,” added the PCC boss.

For their part, the students, in a chat with this paper, lauded Mayor Gibson for her gesture, saying that the commode will help in addressing the many sanitation problems faced by the school.

They noted that the donated books will also help improve their learning capacity.

“On behalf of the staff and students at this institution, I want to thank the City Mayor for this great donation. It comes at a time when we really needed it. As students, we will ensure that these donated items are used for the intended purposes,” said Martha Slangar, a student of the institution.