Communities praise BDI, IMR for free media assistance

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Beneficiary communities have commended Big Dreams Inc (BDI) and International Medical Relief Organisation (IMR) for the recent free quality medical and dental relief assistance.

Last month, BDI in partnership with IMR and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare offered free medical and dental care to 1767 Gambians, as part of the US charities 2019 second annual medical and dental relief trip to The Gambia. The free medical assistance was held in Ndofan, in Lower Niumi, Mangkamang Kunda in URR, Yorro Beri Kunda (YBK) in CRR, Nema in Kiang LRR and Old Jeshwang in the Greater Banjul Area, from June 14 to 23.

Last year, the United States medical organisations and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare embarked on similar mission, in which some 4180 Gambians benefited from Sika, Pakau Njogu, Medina Sedia, Sanyang and Bondali villages.

This year, a certified Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) teacher Janet Baxter trained Gambian locals on CPR.

The partnership move with the Health Ministry ensures cooperation to provide oversight and local knowledge for the areas and populations with the greatest needs.

Abdou Aziz Marong, Ndofan Basic Cycle School Management Committee (SMC) chairman hailed the two US organizations for the free medical and dental relief to such a huge number of people in the community and its surrounding.

Fatou Jaw, a senior teacher at Ndofan Basic Cycle School also commended BDI and IMR for their efforts, further encouraging Gambians living abroad who have the financial ability to also start such initiatives to help their country.

According to her, they used to have delay in students coming to school sick or sometimes not even coming at all for days. She indicated that with the free medical and dental relief they have now seen remarkably improvement in student’s attendance.

Upper Fulladou District Chief Momodou Touray thanked Big Dreams Inc founder Mamina Sonko for what he call his patriotism and willingness to help humanity for free.

Alhagie Batch Baleh, a community elder in Mangkamang Kunda, also thanked the organizations for their service to humanity. “We will forever be grateful to you.” 

Author: Cherno Omar Bobb