Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Literacy Day, 8 September 2012
Sep 7, 2012, 11:27 AM
Muslims Hands, a Charitable Organisation working in The Gambia since 1993, have successfully Organised a sensitisation workshop on Malaria preventive methods for Imams in three communities within the Kanifing Municipality namely Ibo-Town, Kotu Quarey , and Manjai -Kunda last Saturday Muslim Hands The Gambia joined the communities during the Monthly National Cleansing Exercise at their respective areas.
Ousman Bojang Senior project manager Muslims Hands Gambia said the purpose of their Campaign is to complement government efforts in the fight against Malaria noting that the work of Muslims Hands also includes sponsorship of orphans and the old aged. It also includes educational assistance to students and the distribution of food and emergency aid.
He pointed out that their next step would be to embark on bednet distribution to the communities.
For his part, the Imam of Kotu Quarey, Omar Darbo, commended Muslims Hands for their support in the fight against malaria noting that government alone cannot do it.
He also thanked the community for turning in their large numbers during the monthly set-settal.
ALHAGIE Bubocarr Ceesay Organising Secretary Ibo- Town Mosque said during the exercise Muslim Hands provided brooms for the community to clean their environment especially mosquito breeding sites adding that the community will continue to work with Muslims hands to prevent themselves and their families from Malaria.
In Manjai - Kunda the community also cleaned their environment.
During the exercise Kanifing Municipal Council provided transport for Muslims Hands to collect refuse in the communities.