Sep 25, 2008, 5:17 AM
seven children treated under the sponsorship of the First Lady’s Operation Save
the Children Foundation (OSCF), accompanied by their parents, on Thursday
afternoon paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Madam Zineb Yahya Jammeh at
her office at State House in Banjul.
This move was taken after their successful congenital heart disease treatment at the Save a Child Hospital (SACH) in Israel funded by Operation Save the Children Foundation.
In an interview granted the press at the First Lady’s office shortly after the courtesy call, Fatou Mas Jobe-Njie, the executive director of OSCF, thanked Allah that all the children are back home after undergoing a successful treatment in Israel.
According to her, the First Lady has a passion and commitment to the cause and welfare of children; therefore “God would always bless her interventions”.
“The families of the children,” she went on, “are all happy that their children are treated thanks to the intervention of the First Lady’s foundation”.
Mrs Jobe-Njie called for the support of the general public to the realisation of the set objectives of the foundation.
The desire of the First Lady, she said, is to see the children grow and be responsible elders, who would meaningfully contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.
The treatment of the children, according to the OSCF executive director, is among the many successful endeavours the foundation had undertaken in the past to complement the efforts of the government.