Community Association under SaamaKairo, a ChildFund The Gambia affiliated
federation last Thursday gave financial aid support of over 120, 000 dalasi to
four clusters and ten children within its operational area.
The assistance came following SaamaKairo Federation’s distribution of six hundred and two thousand dalasi to its nine Community Associations (CA) including SaamaKairo at its Brikama office last December. The funds are meant for the CAs operations and support to families under their commitment.
Lamin FM Manneh, a community mobiliser of the community association appealed to the people of the area to take ownership of the project, saying since the beginning of the year they have given over 5, 000 dalasi to their sponsored children. “This center is operating in the name of children and their families. Since the start of ChildFund in The Gambia, it has invested millions of dalasi on its sponsored children, families and youth,” he said.
ChildFund operates to help the deprived, excluded and vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities. It also promote societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children.
Boto Manneh, an adviser to the Community Association appealed to the people of the area to be actively participating I the project activities to make work easier with the community mobilisers.
Mariama Manneh, a committee member of the association and Sally Jatta from Pacharr cluster both thanked the association for the support, saying it will help to address some of their needs and that of their children.
Alkalo of Jidda Sukuta, Kasim Badjie and representative of the national assembly of the area Bakary Ceesay also appealed to beneficiaries and the entire people of the area to view the project as their own and to be contributing to its development.