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FOWAG presents food items worth over D1M

May 5, 2022, 12:39 PM

Friends of West Africa, Gambia (FOWAG) based in the United States of America recently extended magnanimity with the distribution of food items worth over one million dalasis to the communities of Bijilo and Kerr Sering.

The gesture is part of the charity’s principle and promoting the culture of ‘caring and sharing’ during the holy Month of Ramadan,

The gesture which includes cash targets beneficiaries such as religious leaders, Madrassas, imams, widows, vulnerable women, disabled families and various groups in the two communities.

The donation was facilitated by Ousman Ndow, a Gambian-based in the United States.

During one of the food distributions exercises held at Bijilo Upper Basic School, over one hundred bags of rice was distributed as part of Eid ul Fitr celebration locally as ‘Koriteh’ to vulnerable people.

At the distribution exercise, Imam Ratib of Bijilo Alhaji Matarr Ceesay spoke at length on the importance of caring and sharing during the holy month of Ramadan.

He reminded Muslims that Ramadan is a blessed month and therefore, there is a need for every potential person to give out to less privileged people.

He commended the main man behind the foundation, Ousman Ndow for the honesty, love and care that he has for his community.

He thus prayed for his long life, good health to be able to continue his support to humanity.

Also speaking, Ousman Ndow, the facilitator of the food aid, reminded that the exercise started since 2021.

The primary objective of the exercise, he added, was to support the vulnerable communities during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

According to him, over 70% of the population in Bijilo and Kerr Sering still live under five dalasi a day which prompted the US-based foundation to come up with this kind of food aid to support the said communities.

He also spoke about the foundation’s plans to continue giving back to the communities of Bijilo and Kerr Sering.

Speaker- after-speaker praised the founder of the foundation, Ousman Ndow for his magnanimity, further acknowledging that the gesture is born out of ‘goodwill’.