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Friends of West Africa donates rice to Gambians

Aug 12, 2013, 12:56 PM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

Friend of West Africa a charitable organization based in the US recently donated one hundred and fifty bags of rice of 25kg to the Muslims in the country.

Speaking at the distribution held at Bijilo Lower Basic School, the Imam of Bijilo Alhagie Abdou Karim Tambedou thanked the Friend of West Africa through the founder for the support.

Noting that this holy month of Ramadan during which the items were donated is a good time to help the needy.

He further said that the donation was a clear manifestation of the love and care that the group has for Muslims in the country.

For his part, Alkalo of Bijilo, Yankuba Jatta hailed the founder of the friend of West Africa Ousman Ndow for this magnitude gesture.

Noting that this is what is expected from each and every one who is in broad to turn back to his country and contributes his or her quarter to them.

Kadijatou Sowe, a beneficiary expressed thanks to the donors for the help given to them at a time when things are hard for many people like her.

For his part, the founder of the Friend of West Africa, Ousman Ndow thanked God  for given him the opportunity to give a helping hand to the Gambians in need.

According to him, the aim of their organization is to help support those in need and contribute to the development of the country.

He said the main goal of this foundation is that the promising kids are not drop out of school because of poverty or financial needs.

He said for him to be proud the foundation deems it worthy to give back to the communities and sponsor children who are very promising.

“The organization’s goal is to help the families struggling against the vast obstacles for the right to an education by providing financial and non-financial assistance,” he said