Apr 26, 2013, 10:23 AM
In the spirit of the Muslim month of Ramadan Coca-Cola Gambega Limited has extended its helping hand to the SOS Children's village in Bakota. Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the SOS Children's Village Bantaba last Friday, the Human Resources Manager at Gambega LTD, Mr. Saja Sambou, said his company was pleased to donate different items worth over D45,000 to the Orphans and abandoned Children at SOS Children's Village as one way of sharing and charring during the holy month of Ramadan. He also said it allows his company to showcase Coca-Cola companies' long-standing partnership with SOS International and SOS in The Gambia in particular. According to Mr. Sambou, his company hopes that the items donated will go a long way in meeting some of the constraints at the SOS Children's Village. "Gambega Ltd. will always care and share with the needy children of the World," he said. He added that investing in the orphans and abandoned children is a noble gesture. He revealed that his company has given a lot of assistance to the SOS Children's Village in The Gambia and promised that his company will continue to do more.
In receiving the items, Madam Oumou Tall, acting Director SOS in The Gambia, said SOS in The Gambia is a long time partner to Gambega Ltd. She said Gambega has contributed immensely to the success of many activities at SOS in The Gambia. "This kinds of assistance is what SOS Children are looking for because they are orphans and needy children who cannot do anything for themselves," director Tall stated. She said helping the needy children is part of fulfilling the humanitarian crusade and she revealed that SOS in The Gambia is also extending its hand to the needy children at the community level in The Gambia. She said SOS in The Gambia is assisting 536 needy children in Western Region and promised Gambega Ltd. that the items donated will be put into good use. According to Director Tall, Gambega was the first institution in The Gambia to donate to her institution during this years Ramadan and she called on other institutions in the country to emulate Gambega Ltd. for their wonderful presentation.
Present were the assistant director SOS Children's Village, Mr. Omar Beyai, SOS mothers and children, Malanding Bojang Sales and Marking Supervisor Gambega Ltd., Madi Jallow Sales Supervisor, Momodou Marong assistant accountant and Bakary Jammeh administrative assistant at Gambega Ltd. The vote of thanks was delivered by Mrs. Haddy Njie Touray the Director SOS Children's Village. The items donated were, 37 roma classic bed sheets, 10 bags of rice, three bags of onions, three bags of Irish potatoes, 11 Milgro full cream milk powder tins, 22 Dettol antiseptic Germicidal cream, 11 Bleach classic bottles, 28 mattresses, 10 gallons of Soybeans oil and five bags of sugar.