Aug 2, 2011, 1:44 PM
Patients at the Brufut Health Centre were on Monday made to smile by Friends of the Gambia Association (FOTGA), a UK-based charitable organisation, which donated to them second-hand cloths.
The donated items were distributed among patients who came to the health centre for treatment.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony at the health centre’s ground in Brufut, the vice-chairman of FOTGA, Dennis Martin, said the association was formed fifteen years ago with the aim and objectives of eliminating poverty, giving education and health among other important development projects for the country.
He expressed his association’s readiness to rendering more helping hand to the people of The Gambia in the near future. He also urged them to make best use of the donated items.
Speaking earlier, the country director, Friends of the Gambia Association, Yaya Camara, said since the inception of the association they have sponsored 700 students, noting that they would continue to render support to needy students.
According to him, plans are in the pipeline to build a health centre in Nuimi Bakindik in the North Bank Region, nursery schools in Dippa Kunda and Bakau in the Kanifing Municipality and a clinic in Kerr Serign in Kombo North, West Coast region.
The nursing officer in charge of the Brufut Health Centre, Maw Sisse, applauded the donors for their tremendous gesture, urging the beneficiaries to make best use of the donated items.