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Charity organisation gives D200K worth of goods to Sintet health centre, school

Nov 4, 2015, 10:17 AM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Christ’s Hands on Afrika, a charitable organisation, Monday supported Sintet health centre and St John Bosco’s Basic Cycle School with health and educational materials worth more than D200,000.

The donated materials included wheelchairs, detergents, surgery gloves, masks, desks, chairs, stationeries, books, toys, soaps, among other valuables.

The foundation, founded by Moses Sonko, a Gambian based in America, has been supporting health and education in The Gambia for the past seven years.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Mr Sonko said Christ’s Hands on Afrika looks at what Gambians need and try to provide it for them.

He said the gesture is part of their moral and social obligation towards the community.

“One of the reasons we chose to support health and education is because young people are the future leaders but for them to become actual leaders, they need to be educated and healthy,” the founder of Christ’s Hands on Afrika said.

He said the organisation has plans to bring a container to The Gambia every year to support needy people.

Pierre Mendy, principal of St John Bosco’s Basic Cycle School, thanked the organisation for the donation.

He said the materials will go a long way in helping the school particularly the nursery classes which lacked adequate furniture.

Demba Baldeh, a member of the village health committee, for his part, said the materials are important to the village as well as the satellite villages who come for treatment at the health centre.