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Norwegian charity donates to Brufut Orphanage

Sep 17, 2020, 11:34 AM

Norga Charity, a Norwegian non-profit organization that seeks to support grassroots development recently donated 10 boxes of clothes and 40 toys to Darul Alkam Orphanage based in Brufut.

The donation targets more than 100 kids in the community to keep them in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

At the presentation ceremony, Louis Andrew Mendy, chairman of Norga Charity disclosed that the project aims to build an orphanage to house children and that construction of a school is ongoing at the site in partnership with Imdad Relief Foundation.

He further disclosed that 37 orphans would be resident there, adding that the school and facility would be opened to 250 other children in the Brufut community. 

"Some of the items from the 40-feet container received from our donors in Norway, through our partners Imdad Relief Foundation will be distributed in rural communities and they include brand new toys, baby clothes and items for breastfeeding.

Sambou Lamin Ceesay, Secretary of the Orphanage, expressed gratitude to the Norwegian charity and partners for the gesture.

The school and housing project, he went on, will give the orphans a better living condition and save them deprivation from quality life.

Muhammed Bashir Sohna, Chief Executive Officer of ABS Design Studio, the contractor of the orphanage project, expressed delight to be associated with Norga Charity in both their housing and schooling projects.

He thanked the Norwegian charity for the trust in awarding his company the contract project and all that it has been doing to better the lives of children in the area.

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