of International Humanitarian Relief Organization (IHHNL), a Turkish charity
based in the Netherlands and partners from the United Kingdom on Tuesday
arrived in The Gambia to inspect their on-going projects in the country.
The visiting delegation during their stay would also provide free cataracts operations at various hospitals in The Gambia as well as meet their counterpart, Cemiyetul Hayr Relief Organization (CHRO) a local-based organization.
The visiting delegation will also inaugurate some of their completed projects in the provinces such as Sare Samba Tacko Dara and Tallinding in Serekunda East.
Musa Jallow, country coordinator of CHRO, hinted that CHRO’s main focus is to provide humanitarian support by empowering vulnerable people, through sustainable programmes like building infrastructures such as schools, health centers, mosques, water points and sponsoring of orphans in communities.
He recalled that over the past years they have successfully implemented and completed very important projects that have touched the lives of beneficiaries, adding that they deemed it appropriate to inaugurate the project with their partners.
Jallow indicated that among the completed projects is the construction of a female classroom block and the painting of the building at the Tallinding Islamic institute.
According to him, the delegation will also embark on surgery operation of some to 300 cataract patients at various hospitals in The Gambia as well as provide food items to nearly 100 families.
‘Each family will receive food items like a bag of rice. And we will also slaughter cattle to be shared among the needy people. We will also assist beneficiaries to venture into animal husbandry programmes with the sole aim of helping families to raise domestic animals for themselves’,he added.
For his part, Mr. Hassainou Gunduz, leader of the delegation on behalf of the delegation expressed gratitude and thanked the people of The Gambia for their warm hospitality. The purpose of their visit, he said, is to provide free surgery services to patients suffering with cataract cases at various hospitals in the country, and also to see their ongoing projects in the country.
Mr. S. Tamgue, a member of the delegation, thanked the government of The Gambia for creating an enabling for the charity to support the poor and the needy in The Gambia