Apr 11, 2008, 5:59 AM
22nd May 2009 Issue
Sajuka Community Development group recently donated items to Essau Health Centre in North Bank Region.
The items donated include mattresses, wheelchairs, and uniforms.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the manager of Sajuka child and youths education, Mrs. Rohey J. Kinteh, said that since the inception of the group in the 80's there have been a lot of developments brought to the communities of Barra, Essau and its surroundings. This she said includes the establishment of links and working groups within The Gambia and Senegal, to support and promote education; to sensitize communities on the importance of child protection, child rights and environmental sanitation.
Mrs. Kinteh revealed that the group also provided skill centres from youths to learn marketable skills in order to earn their living. She pointed out that the materials donated to the health centre came from their Danish counterparts as part of their annual activity to support the health facility.
Mrs. Kinteh also stated that Sajuka annually observes three important days namely: every January 1st the group sponsor the first baby of the year, 14th April the group conduct outreach programs at the community level; and also 16th June the day of the African child.
She called on the beneficiaries to make good use of the donations.
Sulayman Jammeh, commended the group for the timely intervention noting that the donation will go a long way in addressing some of the constraints faced in the centre.
Mrs. Jammeh appealed to the relevant stakeholders to provide security (fencing) and other sanitary materials.