Al-Khair Foundation distributes Ramadan Food Pack

Thursday, May 23, 2019

A United Kingdom-based charity organisation Al-Khair Foundation has funded a Ramadan Food Pack distribution in The Gambia, which was conducted by Hear Women-The Gambia, an organisation that believes that the key to effecting change is to advance full and effective participation of women in decision making at all levels of political, economic and public life. 

On Saturday, Hear Women presented several consumable food items such as rice, sugar, oil, milk, tea and dates to fifty families at the Bakau Community Centre Arabic School.

Beneficiaries hailed the gesture, saying it will help them in meeting their daily basic food need, especially in the holy month of Ramadan.

Yaya B. Baldeh, executive secretary of Hear Women said supporting one another is fundamental in achieving societal unity, noting that the food items will help the beneficiaries in substituting their expenditures to other things.

Mr. Baldeh thanked the Al-Khair Foundation for supporting and funding the project, saying the Foundation continues to be their main funder since their inception in 2017.

Alhagie Musa Manneh who spoke on behalf of the community said both the community of Bakau and the Arabic school are appreciative of the food pack. “Food is precious in our lives. We’re quite grateful to the gesture today.”

Malick Tamba, a student at the Arabic school said the support is helpful to them, indicating that it will greatly help them in meeting their daily needs. “This generosity is huge and impactful, especially in meeting our daily meal in this holy month of Ramadan.”

Musa Nget from Hear Women-The Gambia said Ramadan is a month of generosity and support and thanked the beneficiary community and Hear Women staff. “Our communities need such initiatives that would transform their lives.”

Author: Fatou Dem