Gambian philanthropist gives over 3000 rams

Monday, August 27, 2018

A Gambian philanthropist and chief patron of Vision Development Foundation, Modou Turo Darboe recently donated over three thousands rams and 15 cattle to needy Muslims across the country.

The gesture was part of his 2018 Eid al-Adha package locally called Tobaski in The Gambia. Eid al-Adha marks an important event in Islamic scripture when Allah appeared to Ibrahim in a dream and asked him to sacrifice his son Isma’il as an act of obedience to God.

Kabiro Darboe, the project coordinator of the VDF, explained the rationale behind the humanitarian gesture, saying a total of 3217 rams and 15 cattle were distributed to needy people free of charge.

Commenting on this year’s annual distribution, Darboe expressed appreciation with the manner and target group covered in this year’s distribution.

The distribution, he said, was carried out at Abuko in a fair and transparent  manner, pointing out that at the end of the distribution all the targeted communities or religious leaders received token gifts from  the benevolent gesture.

He was quick to commend the philanthropist Mr. Darboe for his generosity and service to humanity.

Darboe used the opportunity to call on Gambians to emulate Turo Darboe in a bid to better the lives of poor and the needy.

Out of the 15 cattle donated; Victims centre received 2 bulls; Yundum military camp received one cow; Fajara Barrack received one cow; Giffang group in Foni received one cow and women group in Tallinding also received one, while the rest were given to various mosques, communities and religious leaders.