Abubakarr Siddique Foundation for Needy and Orphan Welfare (AFNOW) has recently given learning materials to 75 orphans and needy children.
Held at AFNOW office, the donated learning materials included exercise books, set box, calculators, graph books, drawing books, dictionaries etc as the academic year is about to commence.
The beneficiaries are from all categories of schools; lower basic, upper basic and senior secondary school (English and Arabic schools).
Addressing the gathering, the coordinator of AFNOW Buba Janneh urged the parents and guardians to help monitor the children’s attendance and encourage them to study hard at home to improve their performance.
He thanked the general membership of the Foundation and the donors/partners especially (Foot step Eco lodge, “Education Beats Poverty” and Jiki Foundation) for helping the Foundation to realize its objectives as an organization.
Both the representative of the Alkalo and Chief thanked the volunteers of the Foundation as well as the donors/partners of the Foundation. They equally advised the parents/guardians to take the opportunity with seriousness and work hand in glove with the volunteers to monitor the progress of the children.
Speaking on behalf of parents of the beneficiary students, Demba Bah expressed gratitude to the volunteers and the donors.
Abubakarr Siddique Foundation for Needy and Orphan Welfare (AFNOW) is a community-based organization charged with the responsibility of looking after the welfare of orphans, needy children and widows in and around the community of Gunjur.
The Foundation was established in 2003 but the actual operation started in 2006, since then the Foundation has been helping orphans, needy children and widows without discrimination.
AFNOW has embarked on series of programs during the summer vacation; the first program was four weeks summer school which was organized to help the students build up their capacities and also help them on their weak subject areas.