By Maimuna Sey-Jawo The International Humanitarian Relief Organisation (IHHNL) and partners from the UK Tuesday arrived in The Gambia to meet local counterpart Cemiyetul Hayr Relief Organisation (CHRO). The meeting is designed to evaluate on-going and completed projects being supported by the IHHNL and whilst here, provide free support to the operation of over three hundred patients suffering from cataract at various hospitals and health Centres in The Gambia. It will also give the international delegates opportunity to present gifts to the needy and the underprivileged. They will distribute rice and school materials, and slaughter cows and then distribute meat among the impoverished. During their stay, the team will also inaugurate some of their finish projects in Sare Samba Tacko, CRR South, and Tallinding in the greater Banjul Area, respectively. Musa Jallow, country coordinator for the projects, recalled that over the past few years, they have successfully implemented and completed important projects that have touched lives. He said key among these projects was the completion of the construction of a female classroom block and the painting of the building at the Tallinding Islamic institute. Explaining further, he said: “They will also provide close to 100 families with food items like rice and assist beneficiaries to venture into animal husbandry. He also disclosed that the initiative will provide support to about 50 needy orphans with a monthly allowance, school feeding programme, and other materials. “The idea is to help them to not feel the absence of their parents,” Jallow added. Local organisation CHRO’s mission is to provide humanitarian support by empowering vulnerable people through sustainable programmes by establishing livelihood projects, building infrastructures such as schools, health centers, mosques and sponsoring of orphans in communities. Hassainou Gunduz, the head of the delegation, expressed gratitude on behalf of his team to the people of The Gambia for their “hospitality” and expressed delight with having the opportunity to come assist the needy. Other speakers included the Mr S Tamgue, also a member of the delegation, who thanked the Government of The Gambia for creating an enabling environment for them to visit and support the needy in The Gambia.]]>
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