Jun 26, 2012, 12:41 PM
The residents of Farato village in Kombo South over the weekend benefited from a handsome donation of secondhand clothing, pens, pencils, working books and toys for children. The donation was made possible by a Swedish charitable organisation, dubbed "Generosity project 2010."
The aims and objectives of the project, according to officials, were among others to help communities in various ways by improving their livelihood through embarking on sustainable development.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony held at the village health community post, the Alkalo of Farato, Fatou Sowe lauded the organisation’s initiative to partner and link with Farato as a step in the right direction, adding that the importance of good health cannot be over-emphasised.
She appealed for strong support from their Swedish friend, saying that presently the health clinic is faced with numerous problems, among them the lack of taps, enough buildings for labour patients, furniture and electricity.
The village Alkalo was full of praises for the donors describing them as "true friends of Farato and The Gambia."
For their part, Elisabeth Sise and Sofia Cederfeldt said their aim is to help the Gambian communities in different ways, noting that "we are individuals with collective goals."
"We choose The Gambia because comparing the Swedish culture is similarly the same in hometown of Sannarpsegymnasiet in Halmestad, Sweden," they said.
According to them, this donation is possible through friends and well-wishers in their school, where teachers and students give something for their Gambian friends.
The Ward Coordinator Sajo Gibba and Alagie Kebba Fadera, a village elder all expressed gratitude to the gesture, describing it as timely.