Jan 16, 2013, 11:08 AM
International Federation of The Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and
The Gambia government will today sign agreement to support in the area of
disaster and present a cheque to the Gambia Red Cross Society’s (GRCS)
solHealth and UB-One to the Ministry of Health for sponsoring 45 community
health nurse students enrolled at the community health nursing school in
Mansakonko and renovation of the school facility.
Speaking at the welcoming ceremony held at the Red Cross Headquarters in Kanifing, The secretary general of the IFRC Alhagie Ass Sy, expressed delight to visit The Gambia, while disclosing that they are the largest humanitarian network in this world. According to him, they have over 40 million volunteers.”
“When it comes to national society, there will be no federation without IFRC and whatever we have or earn, we owe it to the national societies through the volunteers.”
“It is through leadership that the integrity is required, the knowledge to drive the locally national society. If we don’t have good leadership and the integrity, everything will crash.”
The secretary general of GRCS, Alasan Senghore, has emphasised that this is the second time of Mr. Sy’s visit to The Gambia and we are very close to his heart.
“The agreement will enable the GRCS for more support. We have an obligation to thank IFRC for their support. I sacrifice to come and work for the GRCS but this was through an encouragement by Mr. Sy. He mobilised all the support for the GRCS through IFRC.”