Senegambia Democracy and Governance Organization (SENDGO) charitable donated rams and bulls to the poor and the needy Muslims around the 7 regions of The Gambia within the days of the Eid-ul-adha funded by the Emirates Red Crescent.
The SENDGO charitable is committed to advance the socio-economic, educational, healthcare, women and girls empowerment, save the Baby milking, fees the poor who cannot afford to provide their daily meals, support the orphans, disabled support, provide wheelchairs for the handicaps and to empowerment of The Gambian women in gardening which is known for it’s generosity towards Muslims over the years.
It is occasionally bankrolled by the United Arab Emirates Red Crescent and the innovator, initiator, and to be implemented by the great man with the golden heart known as late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al- Nahyan, as the former ruler and founder of the 7 Emirates who turned the UAE from desert to green.
Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan was the founding father and the principal driving force behind the formation of the United Arab Emirates, uniting seven emirates, and becoming the Union’s first ruler, a post which he held for a period of almost 33 years.
The CEO and founder of SENDGO,
H. E. Ajaratou Tuku Jallow thanked the family of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan and the Red Crescent and prayed for the almighty Allah to have mercy on his soul.
She said her charity affiliated with the United Arab Emirates Red Crescent has constructed several mosques around the Gambia and drilled some boreholes for several communities across the country.
She said due to the expensive nature of rams “not every family has the wherewithal to afford a ram, a bull or a camel to partake in the feast.”
“It has now become increasingly difficult to procure a ram, which on average this year, falls within the price range of D10, 000 to D15, 000,” she charged.
She said her organisation, having realized the desolateness of many Gambian families, approached the Emirates Red Crescent to help with the funding to support families in need with sizable rams or a good quantity of beef during the 3 days of the Eid feast.
“They supported us with a good amount of money that enabled us to secure the rams and bulls. The beneficiaries are individuals who have been identified as people with families that cannot afford rams for the occasion as well as Quranic memorization boarding schools,” she added.
“SENDGO is deeply grateful to the Emirates Red Crescent for its unflinching partnership and fruitful and caring collaboration. We look forward to more future ongoing support on such an occasion owing to the many numbers of Gambian families that are in dire need of such assistance,” Ajaratou Tuku Jallow said.
She thanked the entire staff of the SENDGO for their dedication and selfless service to humanity support.
“A special thanks to the director of SENDGO Dr. Momodou Lamin Yaffa, the PRO and the Arabic Projects Manager Mr. Amadou Ceesay. I owe them a debt of gratitude for the indefatigable and magnificent efforts they make to keep the organisation moving and for the time and energy they have expended to ensure this ceremony takes place successfully,” Ms Jallow added.