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FOTGA donates to Brufut Health Centre

May 3, 2011, 2:32 PM | Article By: Lamina Darboe

Friends of the Gambia Association, a UK-based charitable organisation, last Monday donated second-hand clothes to Brufut Health Centre.

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 Friends of the Gambia Association (FOTGA), Dennis Martin, said the association was formed fifteen years ago with the aim and objectives of eliminating poverty, a mission through which they have also contributed immensely towards to the education and health sectors in the country.

Fotga would continue to support the people of Brufut, he said, seizing the opportunity to appeal to the beneficiaries to make good use of the donated items.

Speaking earlier, the Country Director of Fotga, Yaya Camara, said that since the inception of the association fifteen years ago, they have sponsored up to 700 students, adding that they would continue to render support to needy students.

Plans, he said, are in the pipeline to build a health centre in Nuimi Bakindik in the North Bank Region, after building a nursery school 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 and urged the beneficiaries to make best use of the donated items.