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EUCLID UNIVERSITY DONATES 30 BAGS OF RICE TO COMMUNITY OF BRUSUBI TURNTABLE

May 13, 2020, 1:03 PM

Due to the global coronavirus pandemic which has led to declaration of public emergencies and the lockdown of economies to which The Gambia is no exception, EUCLID University (EUCLID) has decided to in a small way supplement and compliment national response efforts to the current socio-economic crisis which has resulted in loss of productivity.

The donation of 30 bags of rice to poor and deserving people living around the Brusubi Turntable area where EUCLID University is currently headquartered, it is believed  will ensure that the poor and needy will be catered for during these trying times, especially during this holy month of Ramadan. Beneficiaries of the rice donation included local taxi drivers in the area, local watchmen, widows, the sick, old people, local Imams, and even local staff members of the EUCLID University.

EUCLID University is a specialized intergovernmental organization established in 2008 holding a university mandate and charter published in the United Nations Treaty Series (certificates 49006/49007). In 2016, EUCLID University won the first prize of US$25,000 during the United Nations Interfaith Harmony Week Celebrations. Being established in The Gambia and viewing first-hand the country’s outstanding record of religious tolerance and Interfaith Harmony, as well as having witnessed the inter-religious conflict in the Central African Republic, EUCLID was motivated to participate in the UN’s Interfaith Harmony Week Celebration for the first time in 2016. The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the United Nations General Assembly on the 23rd September 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. On the 20th October 2010, the World Interfaith Harmony Week was unanimously adopted by the United Nations and henceforth the first week of February of every year, is observed as World Interfaith Harmony Week. EUCLID offers specialized degrees in inter-religious diplomacy and supports the International Institute for Inter-Religious Diplomacy.

EUCLID’s established its operational headquarters in The Gambia in 2013, and has its historic headquarters in Bangui, Central African Republic. EUCLID currently employs 9 full time local staff in The Gambia. EUCLID University’s Vice Chancellor is Dr. Amadou Camara, a Gambian. For more information about EUCLID, please kindly visit www.euclid.int.

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