A club known simply as the Diaspora Club which has been registered as an international Non-governmental Organisation has been and continues to do tremendous work in the area of giving back to Gambians.
The idea came about when some Gambians residing in Europe and America decided to hold a party (here at home) in December of 2017. During that event the idea was floated around that the ‘semesters’, as they are called, can only criticize but hardly contribute to the development of the country.
They therefore came up with an initiative that yearly, they would organize a get-together like that and raise funds which will then be ploughed back and given to deserving institutions as part of their contributions to the socioeconomic development of the country.
Of recent, they have donated to the prisons, to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital and other institutions which need and deserve assistance from the country’s sons and daughters who have travelled and have succeeded in getting good jobs abroad.
It has been revealed that they (the Diaspora Club) are planning to hold another fundraising event in order to donate to institutions in the country come December. This is one of the ways in which they wish to take part in solving the many problems the country is faced with at the moment apart from their regular remittances.
This type of initiative needs to be encouraged and emulated by all and sundry. Everyone has a thing or two they can do for the country so that it can move on.