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Foundation for orphans launched

Aug 19, 2016, 10:27 AM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

Dalema Foundation, an organisation for orphans, was recently launched at a hotel in Kololi. 

The launching, on the theme, ‘Supporting the growth and development of orphan children in The Gambia’, was attended by senior officials from government and non-governmental organisations.

Founders said the organisation is established to protect underprivileged children from injustices, inequality and discrimination.

In his launching statement, Njundu Drammeh, national coordinator of Child Protection Alliance (CPA), said the establishment of the foundation “is very crucial putting into consideration that the extended families do not support each other”.

Ekun Dayoh M.S. Dago, president and founder of Dalema Foundation, said the rationale behind setting up the foundation is to support the development and growth of orphan children.

He said the foundation also seeks to advance cultural values and lobby for gender equality in The Gambia through public education and advocacy.

“We intend to achieve this goal through sensitisation, partnership and networking within The Gambia and beyond,” the founder said.