By Olimatou Coker
A UK-based organisation Al-Khair Foundation funded a Ramadan food pack distribution in The Gambia. The distribution was coordinated by Hear Women-The Gambia Association.
Over the weekend, Hear Women presented rice, sugar, oil, milk, tea and dates to at least 50 families at the Bakau Community Centre Arabic School.
The beneficiary families hailed the gesture and said the food gifts will help them greatly in meeting their daily basic food needs in the holy month of Ramadan.
Speaking at the presentation, Yaya Baldeh, the executive secretary of Hear Women, said they are please to coordinate the distribution on behalf of Al-Khair.
He said supporting one another is integral in achieving societal cohesion.
Mr Baldeh thanked Al-Khair and said the foundation has been their main funder since inception in 2017.
Alhaji Musa Manneh who spoke on behalf of the community said both the community of Bakau and the Arabic school are appreciative of the food gifts.
He thanked Al-Khair and encouraged Hear Women-The Gambia to continue positively impacting lives.
Amie Jawneh, a beneficiary prayed for the progress of the funder organisation and their implementing partner.
Mr Musa Nget of Hear Women-The Gambia said Ramadan is a month of generosity and thanked Al-Khair Foundation for the funding.
“Our communities need assistance to transform the lives of our people and the funders just did that,” Mr Nget stated.
Hear Women- The Gambia is affiliated to Hear-Women International based in the United Kingdom. It is registered as a charity in The Gambia and promotes awareness creation to empower girls and women.