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Manjai youth Association donates food items worth D87, 000

May 5, 2020, 2:07 PM | Article By: Fatou Dem

A group of young people who call themselves Daru-Salam, based in Manjai, on Sunday donated bags of rice, sugar, and cooking oil, worth more than Eighty-Seven thousand Dalasis to needy families within Manjai.

The prompt gesture came to mitigate the negative impacts of COVID-19 and assistance during the Muslim month of Ramadan. The group’s spokesperson said they now intend to make the gesture an annual activity.

Formed in 1996, by young people of Manjai both home and abroad, Daru-Salam engages in sports, cleansing exercise and community sensitization. The group is now targeting to build a resource center for children and a health center.

Speaking at the ceremony, Alagie Amat Secka, a member of the group thanked the youth for mobilising such an amount of fund in helping their community. “This kind of offer can only be done by humble people.”

Ya Jongsaba, who spoke on behalf of the women, said the group has been helping the community of Manjai in times of need.

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