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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Boy with third-degree burns gets cash from Friendship Zone

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By Tabora Bojang Friendship Zone Association—a youth group that seeks to create awareness among the younger generation to eradicate challenges that young people faces such as illegal migration, child trafficking, drug trafficking, drug abuse and FGM amongst other things—on Friday donated a cash amount of D 1100 to Yaya Jamanka, a ten-year old boy suffering third degree burns. Yaya was accidently pushed into a bonfire and has since been admitted at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul. Speaking at the event, the president of the association Fansu Marenah, said one of his association’s main objectives is to support and promote the welfare of the youth, women and children to ensure their sustainable development in the country. He said this is why they wasted no time when they saw this on the internet to intervene and contribute their quota to his recovery. He said the association is funded solely by themselves but still “we managed to come out with this we have given today.” He said this is not the first time his association embarks on such as even last year; they did the same thing for a patient who was also admitted at the EFSTH. Yaya’s step mother, Penda Baldeh, said they are very happy for the gesture. “Every day we buy medicines and the help that we get from people is what we use to buy medicines as we are buying everything that is not available in the hospital,” she said. Yaya is slowly recovering but according to his medical report, he urgently needs an overseas treatment.]]>

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