VCO Gambia donates to Kataba Ward

Thursday, January 10, 2019

VCO Gambia has recently donated clothing, shoes, cooking materials and medical equipment to eight communities within Kataba ward in North Bank Region’s Sabatch Sanjal constituency, targeted to improve the lives of the beneficiaries.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, James Cook, principal trustee of the charity said VCO is a charity base organisation that aim to assist needy and vulnerable people in The Gambia.

He said the charity intends to provide more support to the needy and vulnerable people with some food and clean water projects as part of their efforts to improve their living standard. “I am doing this charity because my root is from here. My grandparents were taken into slavery from The Gambia to America. So my aim is to bring more projects and other developments to The Gambia as far as my charity is concern,” he said.

Secretary General, Bakary Saidykhan said they have been donating to the ward, which includes distribution of rice and oil to communities within the ward. 

He said the charity is committed to help the needy and vulnerable people in the country and not for individuals interest.

He advised the villagers to ensure making best use of the donated materials, telling them that the team would come back to monitor the impact of their donation.

He finally thanked their UK donors, saying without their collaboration and commitment, the charity wouldn’t have come to The Gambia.

Imam of Kataba, Demba Sabally thanked the donor for their effort, saying they are the first charitable organisation to donate food, medical items and clothing to them.   

Author: Yai Dibba-Jallow