CHRO/IHH Netherlands distributes 12 Cows to needy Gambians

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Cemiyetul Hayr Relief Organisation (CHRO), in partnership with the counterpart Turkey-based Netherlands organisation International Humanitarian Relief Organization (IHRO), over the weekend embarked on slaughtering and distribution of 12 cows to various needy Muslims in The Gambia. They also distributed over two hundred school bags and other educational learning materials to students.

The team also embarked on free dental treatment at Tallinding Islamic Institute. The 12 cows were slaughtered at various centers with 5 of them slaughtered at Tallinding Islamic institute, 4 at BriKama Kabafita, one at Kerewan and 3 at Sare Samba Tacko village in CRR , which were all witnessed by the donors.

CHRO Country coordinator Musa Jallow expressed delight and appreciation for receiving their counterparts from Netherlands, saying over the past years, they have proven to be worthy and reliable partners in development.  He also used the opportunity to extend gratitude on behalf of CHRO to thank the Turkish Ambassador to The Gambia for gracing the event, saying the Ambassador’s presence in the event was a plus for not only to the CHRO team but the whole country.  “We therefore acknowledge his effort in attending the important occasion.”

He also thanked the dentists from Netherlands for taking their time to come and make a firsthand visit to The Gambia to assist some of the health projects in the country.  “Over the past years, CHRO in partnership with IHH Netherlands   have initiated and implemented several development projects among them is support to orphan education, providing clean water in the rural areas and food aid, including our special religious projects such as Koriteh and Tobaski assistance to communities across the country.”

According to Jallow, CHRO’s core value is to partner with government, civil society organisations, community based organisations and other development agencies to alleviate poverty and bring smiles to thousands of people especially the vulnerable and hard to reach communities.  He also assured his commitment to work with government and international development agencies such as the Turkish Embassy, the consular of Netherlands and a host of other agencies through bilateral partnership programmes based on demand driven projects to alleviate poverty.

Mr. Jallow also disclosed that CHRO with support from the International Humanity Relief Organisation are currently building an Orphanage centre in Kassa-kunda village in the West Coast Region and plans are under way for the construction of visitors residence and office complex at Madina Salam with another orphanage center to enable partners and funders to visit and stay there during activities.

He assured their partners that they are ready and willing to compliment government efforts in their development endeavor, saying they will continue to harness that partnership and relationship with the new government. “We thank President Adama Barrow and his entire cabinet for creating the enabling environment to enable our organisation to work and for their hard work and commitment to the Gambian people.”

Speaking at Sare Samaba Tacko distribution point, who we the beneficiaries of school bags, pencils and books donation, Cherno Essa Jallow thanked the donors for the benevolence gesture, saying it came at the right time when help was highly needed by the communities.

He assured the donors that the items will be put into good use and appealed to them to give more support to the communities especially as Ramadan is at the corner and things are very hard for them.

Also speaking during a presentation of one hundred and twenty school bags to Ndikiri Kunda lower basic school, Musa Baldeh, a cluster monitor expressed appreciation on behalf of the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education for the philanthropist gesture. “We acknowledge your efforts and I assure you that the items will reach the right children.”

Head master of the school, Sorrie Manneh also expressed similar sentiment and thanked the donors for their foresight in supporting the school children with the magnificent gesture.

Author: Abdoulie Nyockeh