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Dutch couple extend largesse to needy Gambian communities

May 20, 2020, 1:27 PM | Article By: Yunus S Saliu

Aad and Anna Twight-Leeuw, a Dutch couple from Holland based in Bijilo have recently donated some food items to the vulnerable people in Bijilo and Manduar to help ease burden of food shortage during this period of covid-19 pandemic.

The couple donated among other food items 100 bags of 50kg of rice, 50 gallons of 25 kg vegetable oil, 50 bags of onion, 25 bags of sugar, mayonnaises, all shared among people of these communities.

In addition to the donated food items the couple also slaughtered a bull at Manduar village on Saturday where over 500 people from the communities of Penyem, Manduar and Bakary Sambouya benefited through a take-away process.

According to the couple, “we will celebrate our 25 years of marriage (Silver Jubilee) in Holland in a form of fund raising and any amount of money generated from the said celebration will be plough back to the needy Gambians to better themselves.”

From the said fund raising they added, they can feed over 2,000 needy Gambians without putting into consideration who is who but who is in urgent need of help.

Aad and Anna Twight-Leeuw  also donated 4 sets of football Jerseys to Manduar Young Football Team (MYFT) as a way of encouraging the young ones to take football seriously in their life.

“In this Holy Month of Ramadan, we also organised Iftar for the Muslim communities in the country to show to Gambians that we love Gambia and we don’t have boundary when it comes  to offering help to humanity,” the couple expressed.

Meanwhile, they sent their personal gratitude to Dominic Mendy, their Gambian counterpart for the support he has been rendering to them and the community of Manduar and other communities within West Coast Region in general.

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