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Concern for Gambian Children gives out more donations

Feb 14, 2012, 1:36 PM | Article By: Sainey MK Marenah

Concern for Gambian Children, a Danish-based charitable organization operating in The Gambia, recently donated valuable materials to two organizations at a ceremony held at Little Trees Scout Camp in Bokoteh.

The latest beneficiaries are Little Trees Skills Training Centre and the Youths Alliance for Education and Development.

The donated items included sewing machines, cloths for sewing, as well as threads, while the youth alliance received school bags, sporting materials and other items.

The gesture was made possible through the founder of the charity Madam Hansen, a physically disabled lady based in Denmark.

The donation came barely few days after a similar donation was made to Gambia School for the Deaf, Fajara Barracks Handball team, and the Gambia College by the same charity.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the Little Trees in Bakoteh, the head of skills centre that benefited from the invaluable gesture, underscored the importance of such donation while assuring the donors that the items “will go a long way in helping the school to meet the high demand from the community”.

According to Amadou Sowe, the school head, the donation “will bridge the gap the school is facing in terms of materials like sewing machine and other stuffs”.

Also speaking briefly at the presentation, the chairperson of Youths Alliance for Education and Development, ASI Alagie Drammeh, also heaped praises on the charity describing its members as “true friends of The Gambia.”

He called on others to emulate the humanitarian gesture of Concern for Gambia Children, adding that the donated items “will be put into good use”.

“We are partners, we will surely work together to build a better society. Our two organizations have the same aim of helping the needy,” he said.

For his part, Pa Omar Bojang, coordinator of Concern for Gambia Children, explained that their charity loves contributing its quota towards the development of The Gambia, adding that their aim is to help more institutions and people irrespective of background.

The charity is paying school fees for many Gambian children who are in need of sponsorship, he said, adding: “We feel that we can reach the whole country in partnership with the Youth Alliance since youths and children are our main concern.”

The founder of Concern for Gambia Children, Kirsten Ronhoff, said she feels delighted whenever she gives donation.

She resolves her commitment and determination to help more Gambian children in the near future, adding that the welfare of children “is top” on her agenda.

The Gambia though poor but peaceful, she said, adding; “This why we feel happy to work in order to contribute towards the development of youths and children.”

Ousman Jatta, secretary general of Youth Alliance, also spoke at the ceremony thanked the donors for the gesture, while calling for more support and partnership between the alliance and the charity.

“If you want to help a man, teach him how to fish than giving him fish,” he said.