By Juldeh Njie Operation Save the Children Foundation, OSCF, under the leadership of Her Excellence, Madam Zineb Yahya Jammeh, has yesterday donated D15, 000 to each of the two babies born on New Year’s Day at the Sulayman Junkung General hospital in Bwiam, West Coast Region. The presentation of gifts and cash prizes at Bwiam was presided over by the Minister of Lands and Local Government, Musa Amul Nyassi representing the First Lady and was attended by the staff of Gamcel/Gamcel, Eco bank, and other stakeholders. In his opening remarks, the chief executive officer of the hospital Kebba S Badjie highlighted the importance of the event, saying it is a life changing occasion that will go a long way in helping the beneficiaries. He said: “The First Lady did not only champion tradition but she also build the environment for women to know that there is hope for the kids they are bringing up.” He further thanked the First Family for their benevolence saying “it is only a large heart that thinks beyond himself and stretches out to make a difference in the life of others which is not an easy thing in an egocentric world where people think of only themselves.” Speaking earlier, Lands minister Musa Amul Nyassi, who spoke on behalf of the First Lady, also expressed delight with mothers, doctors, nurses for the safe delivery. He said: “The First Lady reflected and knew the Gambian women have the confidence to survive wherever they are; she is also an advocate for children’s rights and women empowerment. She thought of creating a conducive environment where women will be prepared to go to their maternal homes and comfortably bear kids because they know their rights are protected. “Operation save the children foundation knows no tribe, religion or ethnicity that is with the aim to support and save children of the world and their mothers against violation and other forms of harassment,” he added. Also speaking at the presentation Gamcel/Gamtel representative Sarjo Khan also expressed delight, adding that they have seen it as a necessity to give back to the people what has been given to them. According to him over D200,000 has been spent on this initiative of the first lady to see to it that babies have a bright future. Alimatou Jatta, the mother of the first baby boy and Fatou Bojang, mother of the second baby girl in Bwiam, promised to use the gifts and the money properly and to the benefit of their children. Both expressed satisfaction and thanked the donors and the First Family for their kindness to them.]]>
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