A school bus currently servicing schools in CBS is destined for a distant land at the end of the school year and it will be carrying aid to a region where the need is great.
Terry Parsons, manager of Parsons and Sons Busing says the company was approached by Zainab Jerrett of the We Care Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. Jerrett was hoping to purchase a second-hand bus from Parsons and donate it to school children living in Nigeria.
Parsons says it was a “no-brainer” to offer up the vehicle, free of charge, considering it would used to bring relief to young people living under the terrorist regime of Boko Haram.
Students at St Edwards School in Kelligrews are helping to fill a school bus with donations and toys for children living Nigeria. Parsons & Sons Bussing are donating the bus filled with aid products to Africa. @VOCMNEWS pic.twitter.com/xqKMQ9J9gy
— Gerri Lynn Mackey (@GerriLynnMackey) June 13, 2018
The bus is set up at St. Edwards School in Kelligrews today with donations pouring in from students and residents. It will be making a few more stops around the Northeast Avalon before it departs for Africa on June 28.
Parsons says participating in the initiative is rewarding.
Parsons says Nigerian children had their school destroyed and they were forced to learn sitting in the dirt. He says they do have a school now and they’re collecting clothes, school supplies and books to help them. He feels the gesture is extremely rewarding.