May 12, 2017, 10:44 AM
Dreams Inc. in collaboration with Crutches 4 Africa have recently donated
mobility devices amounting to over 1000 dollars to needy Gambians, including
differently abled persons, hospitals, and the ministry of health and department
of social welfare.
The donated items include 40 wheelchairs, 845 walkers, 1045 crutches, 380 canes, 38 rollators, 349 orthotics, 2 orthotic lifting aids, and a box of wheelchair footrests.
The aim of gesture is to help the differently abled persons to be able to move about and take care of their daily errands with dignity and respect.
Big Dreams Inc. is an innovative, creative and nonprofit organisation that was founded by a US-based Gambian Mamina Ebrahim Sonko and Dominiquera Cherif-Sonko with their children in 2011. Following numerous visits to The Gambia, the two felt the need to assist vulnerable children in the rural part of The Gambia to achieve quality education and provide them with physical activities, healthcare and empowerment.
Speaking at the presentation held at GOVI, Dr. Ya Fatou B.M Jobe, president of Big Dreams, explained that they came to realize that most patients needed mobility devices to ease their movement after Big Dreams free medical relief mission came to The Gambia last year, in which they served over 3500 people in various villages.
Mamina Ebrahim Sonko, founder of Big Dreams said during his organisation’s free medical relief mission, they saw grownups being carried by people because of their inability to move by themselves and that has inspired them to support such people.
Gabu Jarjue, representative of the ministry of health and department of social welfare, thanked Big Dreams and Crutches 4 Africa for the generosity, saying both The Gambia and differently abled persons are going through a phase.