The Pipeline Mosque Foundation Wednesday donated food aid including 36 bags of sugar, 430 boxes of tea bags, 7 bags of powdered milk and 120 cartons of dates to prisoners at the Mile 2 central prison in Banjul, Jeshwang and Jangjanbureh prisons.
The generosity worth over 278, 900 dalasi is meant to facilitate Iftar (fast breaking) for inmates. The Mosque Foundation also launched their Qur’anic programme (Dara) for both male and female inmates at the Mile 2 central prison.
Presenting the gifts at the Prison Service administrative head office at Mile 2, vice president of the Foundation Alhaji Mustapha Kah said they have been supporting inmates for the past ten years.
Mr. Kah described the month of Ramadan as a month of blessing by giving out charity, doing well for oneself, others and support to the needy people. “Hope the materials will effectively help the beneficiaries.”
He said they have secured all the necessary materials for the Dara and the newly built library at Mile 2, saying the gesture is meant to polish the inmates in their deeds after serving their terms and to learn and develop skills.
Ansumana Manneh, director general of The Gambia Prisons Service said they have been yearning for the Dara programme for years and their wish has finally come true.
He commended the Foundation for their consistency in supporting inmates over the past ten years.