Orphan Charitable Association (ROCA) based in Busumbala, Kombo South, through
the financial support from Turkish and German organisations have distributed
100 cattle to vulnerable Muslim communities and wards in The Gambia as part of
the Muslim feast of Tobaski.
According to officials, the gesture was made following a request they sent to their Turkish and German partners to assist in the provision of cattle.
Lamin Sanyang, chief executive officer of the charity said the distribution of the cattle was mean to enable vulnerable Muslims to also enjoy their Tobaski feast as other families who are able to afford the purchasing of rams.
He added that the selection of vulnerable communities that benefited from the gesture was conducted by volunteers who visited various communities in both the rural and urban areas of the country on need-based assessment. “We do not just sat and start the distribution based on our thinking. What we did was that we sent our volunteers to different communities to collect data on the need base.”
Mr. Sanyang said one of their priorities is to help the neediest families in communities to enjoy the same rights of decent living compared to from socio-economically advantaged background.
Amadou Sanyang, a volunteer of the charity said they do not only limit their activities in assisting people during the Tobaski feast but they also help in the area of education and agriculture, particularly the rural women gardeners.