By Tabora Bojang
Farm 4 Life, a Gambian and UK-based charitable foundation has recently donated medical items, printers, scanners and office equipment to Faji Kunda and Serekunda health centers in the Kanifing municipality.
The youth organisation has been rendering medical and other assistance to the various health facilities since its inception some three years ago meant to complement the efforts of the government in providing quality health service deliveries to the citizenry.
Mustapha Mansary, the foundation’s founder and CEO, said the organisation has been gesturing other sectors but recently shifted its attention to the health fraternity citing the significant and invaluable role health plays to the development of any country.
“We will continue to do this because it is mandatory upon us as charitable organisation to help and support the needy at any cost. We want to call on government, stakeholders and private individuals to come and join farm4 Life and support us in order to realise our ambition because government alone cannot do it and we are here to complement its efforts,” he said.
He called on the youth to take part and contribute to their quota to the socio economic development of the country while hailing the organisation’s chairman Sama Saidy-Khan for his invaluable and selfless effort in providing necessary funding to support the organisations activities.
Receiving the items on behalf of their health facilities Ebou Corr and Isatou Joof, officers in charge at Faji Kunda and Serrekunda health centers, commended the organisation for the ”valuable gestures” they have been rendering to the two health centers noting that the materials will go a long way in helping the facilities in its effort to provide quality services to the communities.
”These materials are very timely and will be put into good use considering the limited resources available within the facility because they are things that we are really lacking and there is need for such gestures,” Corr cited.
Madi Ceesay, a nurse at Faji Kunda health center, said: ‘The donation is worthy of emulation and it will take us a long way since the government alone cannot do everything so we need organisations like Farm4Life to complement the efforts of the government.”
Lamin Drammeh, an adviser to the organisation underscored the need for more resource mobilisation and support from all sectors to advance the county’s health facilities.