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Uprising CFA holds first Islamic conference, Iftar

May 6, 2022, 12:31 PM | Article By: Lamin Gibba

Uprising Community Football Association (UCFA), a non-charitable association recently organised its first ever Iftar and Islamic conference under the theme: "Importance of Youth Volunteerism in Community." 

The event was held at Masjid Noor in Wellingara and graced by Imams from Wellingara and its satellite villages.
In his opening remarks, Ba Alieu Jatta, father of the association said Uprising CFA was formed in 2006 as a football team but they later deemed it necessary to add religious activities.
He added that the association in observance of the Holy month of Ramadan provided Iftar to their base community.
Jatta appealed for concerted effort from elders in ensuring the community is free from crime.
Batch Samba Kebbeh, described the association founders as patriotic, saying it comprises both Muslims and Christians.

He said the association has been engaging in meaningful development in the community since its inception, noting that during the raining season, the association engaged in clearing exercises, roads rehabilitation and security.
Mr. Kebbeh thanked the association for their foresight while assuring them of his readiness to work closely with them in ensuring they realised their goals.
Imam Karamo B.A. Saidykhan of Masjid Noor commended the association for the initiative.
Ibrahima S. Ceesay LLB, guest speaker praised Uprising CFA for organising such a magnificent event.
He advised youth of the community to put their political difference aside and work closely towards the development of the community.
Pater Sanyang in delivering the vote of thanks thanked all those who contributed to the success of the event. He also called on youth to unite for the development of the community.

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