Feb 13, 2009, 6:57 AM
Gambian children who traveled to Germany for different medical treatments, on
the funding of Project Aid The Gambia, in collaboration with Peace Village have
returned home last week.
Project Aid is an international charitable organisation that was established in 1991, focusing primarily on health and education in the country.
Ebrima Senghore, Abdoulie Jallow and Jariatou Bah were happily received by their parents, family members and staff of Project Aid at the Banjul International Airport after spending more than six months in Germany.
Project Aid Director, Ebrima Jobarteh said they have a partnership with Peace Village in Germany that offers free medical treatment to children with health complications that cannot be treated in The Gambia. He said they offer medical assistance to children from six to eleven years.
Dr Hassan Azadeh, senior lecturer at the University of The Gambia medical school said Peace Village in Germany comes to The Gambia to offer medical treatments to children that have severe health conditions. “It is open to every Gambian and the treatment is free,” he said.
He emphasized the importance of the treatment, saying it is something that should be encouraged.
Parents of the children showed gratitude and appreciation for the medical treatment offered to their children.
Modou Lamin Senghore, one of the parents said this is the second time his son has been to Germany, adding that he has seen improvement in his health condition. He thanked the organisation for the help they have been offering to the children.