Nov 30, 2010, 12:09 PM
Gambian Mum Fund, a charity comprising representatives from across the world
including The Gambia, on Sunday presented baby items worth D5,000 to the first
baby born at Serekunda clinic.
Receiving the items, the mother of the first baby was full of joy, expressing appreciation to the charity, saying the items would be of great help to her.
The lucky mother, Haja Sillah, a resident of Tallinding, prayed for the charity to continue supporting the needy people in society.
Isatou Badjie, a senior community midwife attached to Serekunda clinic, said the gesture of Young Gambian Mum Fund was “really appreciated”.
Speaking on behalf of the staff and management of the clinic, Mrs Badjie urged the charity to continue with “this good work”.
Also speaking at the presentation, Oley Faal, a member of the Young Gambian Mum Fund, said the idea of the charity started on Facebook, noting that the whole idea to make difference in society, especially helping people with difficulties.
She commended the staff of Serekunda clinic for the reception accorded to them.
“The donation is not much but this is just a start, but we will do more in future,” Ms Faal said.
The donation includes baby oil, powders, and clothes, among others.
In a related development, Young Gambian Mum Fund presented D30,000 cash to the son of one Amie Sillah for a medical treatment in Dakar.
The three-year-old boy has been suffering from eye defect and doctors said he needs to under surgery in Dakar but the family could not finance the cost.
Receiving the money, the mother of the boy, Amie Sillah, thanked the Almighty and the charity for their “timely intervention”.
“I have nothing to say but to thank you and I pray for the Almighty Allah to reward your kind gesture,” she said.