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Foundation flags support for the underprivileged

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Sheikh Sulayman Masanneh Ceesay yesterday made the appeal in an exclusive interview with The Standard newspaper. 

He said of his foundation: “This is an education foundation based in Sukuta Nema-Su. Our work includes digging wells for the poor and needy communities across the country. We also sponsor orphans as well as poor pupils. This charity started in 2005 when a group of students who graduated from Al Madinah University in Saudi Arabia came up with an idea. 

“We decided to name it after Al Madinah. We do preach people about Islam and peace.  Just last week, we launched our website – www.al-madinah.gm – because we are doing this work to help our people, especially those who are in need of support. As an organisation, we have to build a very good partnership with the government and other stakeholders in order to achieve our objectives.

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“We do have people who benefit from the Dawah that we conduct and we teach them about Islam as a way of maintaining peace in our society. We hold radio programmes to sensitise people about charity work which is all about helping one another. Currently, we have about 30 orphans that have benefited from our support to advance their education. We have donors in Kuwait and in Saudi Arabia but we are looking for more donors to support us. Our agenda is to help the people in need and when we have more donors, this will increase our work as a charity. The intention is to cover the whole country, but for now our activities are centred within the Kombos.”

He continued: “Since our establishment, we have an attestation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, education department, religious affairs and the Supreme Islamic Council. So we hope to enhance our activities through peace and unity in the country. We hope to build mosques and drill more wells when we have the support. In the next five years, we want at least every region to have five  local boreholes and wells.” 

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