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GYO Donate Health Centres

Mar 27, 2009, 7:09 AM

Pirang, Njawara and GunjurHealthCenters were the latest to benefit from the Gambian Youths Organization in New York (GYO).

The GYO recently donated hospital beds to The Gambia Red Cross Society who in turn donated the items to the above mentioned health centres.

The materials were presented at a ceremony held at The Gambia Red Cross Society GRCS Headquarters in Kanifing.

For the GRCS officials, the gesture is a laudable initiative of the donors in complementing Government efforts in ensuring quality health delivery for the people of The Gambia.

The representatives of the health centers expressed appreciation to the donors through the GRCS and thanked them for the laudable gesture, a gesture they described as worthy of emulation.

Readers will recall that during fall of last year, the Gambian Youths Organization sent a consignment of hospital beds to The Gambia Red Cross Society for distribution to needy health facilities in The Gambia.

The selection of beneficiaries, delivery and presentations were all done exclusively by the GRCS.

Njawara, Pirang and GunjurHealthCenters emerged as the beneficiaries. The beds were the brain child of Buba Sabally, a member based in Raleigh, North Carolina with the able coordination of Alhagie Jallow, the Health and Education Officer of the Organization.

The Gambian Youths Organization, under the leadership of Momodou Sawaneh, a cyber engineer in New York, is a non-profit relief and community based organization in New York. Founded by young and energetic Gambians in 2002, it has since achieved milestones that had grown by leaps and bounds.

According to Pa Omar Jaata, GYO media officer since 2002, the Gambian Youths Organization in New York, through Schools for Progress, have sponsored children from all walks of life to achieve their educational dreams in secondary and tertiary institutions in The Gambia. Also through the Youth Federation in The Gambia, they have sent and distributed a large variety of quality secondhand clothing to the needy as they do annually for the Salvation Army in New York.