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HELPING Charity donates rice to beneficiaries in North Bank Region

Jun 1, 2016, 12:27 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Help for Education and Local Projects in Gambia (HELPING), a charitable organisation registered both in The Gambia and England to support education and local projects within The Gambia, on 28 May 2016 donated bags of rice to over 75 families in the North Bank Region.

Since inception, the charity had been maintaining its records on proper service delivery to the education system of The Gambia.

This, however, is to complement the efforts of The Gambia Government in the attainment of MDGs.

HELPING Charity is one of the biggest charities in The Gambia engaged in sponsorship of students in pursuit of their education.

The charity supports students of all learning stages, from pre-primary to university.

The charity was also upgraded to a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in April 2016.

Over the years, the charity had been supporting in such areas as education, health and clothing materials.

The latest rice donation exercise was done at Fass Njagga Choi village where over 95 bags of rice worth over D57,000 were given to families of its sponsored children in Fass.

Speaking during the handing-over ceremony at the Charity’s head office in Fass Njagga Choi, the coordinator of the charity, Sarjor Sarr, thanked the donors for what he described as a humanitarian gesture, which the charity has been doing for the past sixteenyears.

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The rice distribution had been an annual exercise by the charity, he said, as he thanked the ministries of Education and of Health for their partnership.

Also speaking during the handing-over ceremony was Baboucarr Nyang, deputy chair of the charity, who urged the students to study hard to learn continually as they have all the opportunities to do so.

He further called on parents to be monitoring the actions of their children as well as trying to know what they do at school to determine their strength and weaknesses.

The distribution exercise is expected to continue to other villages such as Touba Angalleh, Medina Serigne Mass, Pakau, Manem, Chesaw Majaw, Bereding and Essau respectively to let over 300 families also benefit from the gesture.