By Aisha Tamba
Interact Club of Marina International School recently donated stock of foods and other items to Sinchu Orphanage.
The provisions include bags of rice, cooking oil, toys, books and others.
According to the club coordinator, Andrew McCorthy, the club is a service organisation for students who desire to volunteer their time to aid the school and communities.
“The club is a humanitarian organisation set by the school that has among its aims the improvement of the living conditions of less privileged people. [It is a club] that embarks on humanitarian act every year to the needy society.”
He said of the donation to the orphanage: “We are thrilled to be here. Every year we also visit EFSTH children’s ward. We will continue do more for the community and humanity,” he said.
Aminata Cessay, managing director of the orphanage, said the public institution is working hand in gloves with the social welfare department to realise its goals.
Established in January 2009, Ms Ceesay said the centre currently has 25 children.
“We would like to see these children grow into balanced adults with a positive vision for the future,” she said.
She thanked the organisation for the donation and said the materials would be of “great use for children”.
There are more than 66, 000 orphans in The Gambia currently who are deprived of their first “line of protection,” according to a research.