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KMC celebrates Scout Founder’s Day

Feb 24, 2012, 1:01 PM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

KMC Scout Association, in collaboration with the Department of Health and the Gambia Red Cross Society, last Sunday converged at New Life Lower Basic School in Kanifing to celebrate Scout Founder’s Day. 

The day, marked every February 21, was meant to pay homage to the founder of the Scout movement.

The celebration, whose theme this year is ‘Let’s Save Life’, was punctuated with blood donation to save life.

Speaking at the celebration, Amadou Daffeh, the Scout programme officer at the KMC, said it is a tradition for them to mark the day in honour of their founder.

According to him, this year the scouts gave pre-eminence to the theme - ‘Let Save Life’ - by donating blood to save lives.

Mr Daffeh added that as scouts one of their principles is “to leave this world twice better than we found it”.

He called on the public, particularly the youth, to participate in the blood donation, which is very important in the humanitarian work.

For his part, Sherifo M.K. Darboe, an official of Jammeh Foundation for Peace Hospital, said the importance of the day cannot be overemphasised.

He added that the step that the Kanifing Scout Association is taking in celebrating the scout founder’s day in a different form “is very appreciative”.

Many patients lying in the hospitals are in dire need of blood and would die for lack of blood.

“Therefore for the scouts to come up with this idea, it will go a long way in helping service delivery in our hospitals,” he said.