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VDF boosts Global Unification

Oct 25, 2010, 1:35 PM | Article By: Lamin B. Darboe

The Vision Development Foundation (VDF) last Friday donated gloves and masks, worth over D5,000 to Global Unification (GU) -The Gambia.

The items were presented at a brief ceremony held at the VDF office on Kombo Sillah highway in Churchill’s town.

The donation was in response to a request for assistance made by GU to VDF at the time when the latter was preparing for the 10:10:10 Global Work Party Beach Clean-up exercise.

In delivering the items, Momodou Jallow, the national coordinator of VDF, said he was delighted at donating the items.

According to him, VDF being a partner in development is always willing to support youth activities that are in line with national development endeavour. "It is based on this that we decided to donate these items to you, which, though small, might go a long way in enhancing your work," he said.

He added: "Tourism is an important sector of our economy, thus, for young people to recognise that and embark on beach clean-up exercise, especially at a time that the tourist season is about to start, is indeed a laudable initiative."

In receiving the items, Ms Fatou Drammeh, national treasurer of Global Unification -Gambia, who also doubles as Global Unification representative at the Kanifing Municipal Disaster Management Committee, thanked Vision Development Foundation for their support to her association. 

"We are very happy to work with VDF and value so much your continued support to us, and in this regard, we would like to assure you that the items will indeed to be put into good use," she said.

Ms Drammeh also cited the previous support VDF rendered to her association during the Global Week of climate action, held in October 2009.

Ebrima Dem, national representative of Global Unification, thanked VDF for their support. 

According to him, with the masks and gloves, his association would continue to take serious action on disaster risk reduction and climate change, without exposing their volunteers to health hazards.

Mr Dem also used the opportunity to appeal to other development institutions in and outside the country to support GU in its effort to lessen the impact of climate change in the country.