A soup sale to raise funds to purchase digital devices for eight underprivileged Mason Hall Government Primary School students has been described as a success. Melissa Dwarika, the Mason Hall Government Primary School standard five teacher who organised the initiative last Saturday, said the response from the public was overwhelming.
Dwarika said since Newsday's story on Friday about the charitable effort, she has been inundated with calls to help, even from the US and UK.
Dwarika said Secretary of Infrastructure, Quarries and Environment Kwesi Des Vignes also patronised.
Dwarika previously told Newsday she organised the sale as she is concerned some of her students might be left behind with the focus shifted to online learning.
Dwarika said since the closure of schools in March she has embraced online teaching and tried to make it fun and engaging for her students.
"I have been doing it since school closed in March and the children are excited, every day we try something new... we have hat days, wacky Wednesday... we try to make it as fun as possible. These are tech-savvy children, so they appreciate being online,” she said.