Sankandi in Lower River Region’s Kiang West district and its surrounding villages have benefitted from a Qatari philanthropic food item donation through Alieu Manjang, a Gambian based in Qatar in response to coronavirus pandemic.
The distribution of the donated items, which included 100 bags of 25 kg rice, 35 gallons of 5L cooking oil was supervised by Ansumana Kinteh and implemented by the Sankandi Village Development Committee.
Sixty-eight needy families in Sankandi benefited from the donation, 6 families in Kuli Kunda, 6 in Keneba, 1 in Jiffarong, 3 in Bajana, 1 in Kalagi and 13 in Sintet villages.
Village Alkalo Fabakary Darboe thanked the donors (Qatari Sisters) through Alieu Manjang for their magnanimity and prayed for Allah to shower His blessings on them.
Village Development Committee representative and several people also thanked the benefactors for the gesture, particularly during the difficult period of coronavirus pandemic. Various speakers expressed joy in receiving the donated items which they say will go a long way in supporting them.
Supervisor of the programme, Ansumana Kinteh, thanked the sponsors, describing the gesture as timely as it came just two days before the Muslim feast of Eid-ul- Fitr.
He also joined others in thanking Alieu for spearheading the mobilisation to support vulnerable families and communities through his current and former university classmates in Qatar.