chief executive officer of Vision Development Foundation (VDF) Modou Turo
Darboe last Thursday continued his humanitarian service, with a handsome
donation of more than three thousand bags of sugar, rice and a cash amounting
to D40,000 to facilitate movement of donated items to various institutions in
The beneficiaries include: the Victims center and People with Disabilities, The Gambia Army Forces, The Gambia Police Force, women groups among others.
The forty thousand dalasis was shared between Victims Center and People with Disabilities, with each organisation going home with twenty thousand dalasi.
Presenting the items on behalf of the chief patron of the foundation, Saikou Fofana , the foundation’s public relations officer, said this distribution is yet another manifestation of the foundation’s resolve to continue putting smile on the faces of needy people, institutions and communities.
The foundation, he said, is an NGO that is engaged in the development endeavours, adding that the foundation was created by a dynamic Gambian born philanthropist Mr. Modou Turo Darboe, who has the heart of putting smiles on the faces of humanity.
He disclosed that the charity has been in operation for the past twenty six years, saying the objective is to help the poor and the needy and to compliment the government’s effort in national development.
Fofana acknowledged that their support to needy institutions and communities across the country has nothing to do with politics, as affirmed by the chief patron of the foundation.
On the contrary, he said they are doing it just to support the poor and the needy, thereby reducing hunger.
He called on people to continue praying for Modou Turo Darboe for good health, long life to continue serving humanity.
Besides sugar and rice distribution, Fofana noted that the foundation is also engaged in many others activities such as construction of local wells for communities, providing drinking water, giving out scholarship to needy people, support to women groups as well as providing power tillers, tractors , among others to local communities’.
Receiving the items, Kabiro Darboe, a member of Victims Center, hailed Modou Turo Darbor for intervention in providing sugar to them, further describing the gesture as laudable and timely especially in this Holy month of Ramadan.