Dec 18, 2009, 9:25 PM
The gifts included rice, cornflakes, havre gram, mash potato, milk, energy drinks and oil, distributed to ten children as part of the foundation’s Valentine’s Day gesture.
Ebou Njie, chief executive officer of the foundation, said this has been a tradition, as the foundation used to go house-to-house to share some gifts on Valentine’s Day.
“This year we choose disabled children because most of the time they are neglected in our homes. They are also part of us and should be treated with care,” he said.
Alhaji Njaga Janneh, councillor for Banjul South, hailed the Cooker Njie Family Foundation for making the children happy.
He said they should keep up the momentum of being in the vanguard of promoting the well-being of children with disabilities.
Dr. Muhammad Amal, chief medical director at Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, said the hospital is ready to collaborate with the foundation to sensitize the public about issues of children with disability.
He said the hospital would give medical support to such children, and urged parents to come forward to the hospital if the need arises.