More than 200 households in Nyambai ward in the Brikama North Constituency in the West Coast Region were given Ramadan gifts worth hundreds of thousands of Dalasi by Direct Aid, the Gambia.
Direct Aid, the Gambia formerly known as African Muslim Agency, a charity organization on Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 donated a consignment of more than 200 bags of rice, 200 five-litre gallons of cooking oil, 200 packets of tea bags, 400 tins of tomato paste (250 gram) and more than 200 bags of 5kg sugar to support needy families in Nyambai ward.
Honourable Pa Ansu Nyass, Nyambai Ward councilor expressed delight and appreciation for the assistance which he described would be of great help to the beneficiaries.
Pa Ansu Nyass thanked the donors for their generous gesture and called on other organizations to emulate Direct Aid.
Abdoubaki Toffik, Direct Aid representative said the gifts are results of his charity response to a request made by Nyambai Ward Councillor, Pa Ansu Nyass.
He stated that Nyambai ward is a very big ward and they decided to increase the number of gifts to meet the demand.
Abdoubaki Toffik revealed that they have distributed Ramadan gifts to about 1000 families in Toubakuta village and promised that the donation will be extended to the border villages of Jiboro and Darsilami in Kombo Central District in West Coast Region.
DirectAid, the Gambia has built over 500 mosques, 225 solar system boreholes and have been sponsoring Hajj trips for Muslims every year.
The Charity operates four orphanage centres in the country, built four health facilities across the country, whilst it also provides free medical caravan to people and free circumcision for male.