Turo Darboe gives D471, 000 to institutions, individuals


By Maimuna Sey-Jawo The Gambian philanthropist Momodou Turo Darboe, chief executive officer of Vision Development Foundation last Thursday distributed checques amounting to D471, 700 to various institutions, individuals and community initiatives in the Gambia as part of his usual package contribution for every 6 months. The ceremony which took place at his office in Churchill’s Town, took a new dimension this year as journalists also benefited. The beneficiaries were; Masjid E Noor Wellingara who received D100, 000, Biodiversity Action Journalists D37, 500, the Gambia Christian council 50 bag of rice of 25kg and 50 cartons of drinks, Tango D25, 000, Makumbaya Newtown D200, 000, sponsor to MDI Student D15, 200 and Ekun Baba Odeh hunting society D30, 000 all amounting to D471, 700 respectively. Speaking at the ceremony Saikou Fofana public relation officer Vision Development Foundation stressed that VDF is a non-governmental organisation and as part of their programme of activities for every 6 months is to give out help to needy institutions, individuals and groups with free of charges to go and develop their initiative agendas. The VDF officials said the donation is part of vision development foundation efforts to compliment government’s effort in supporting and helping communities in building of infrastructure, construction of roads, building women gardens, giving support to youth groups and promoting micro-financing service and other related issues. For his part, the Executive Director of TANGO and one of beneficiaries Ousman Yaboo expressed appreciation to the VDF through the leadership of Turo Darboe, saying that this not a surprise as it is not the first time he have been doing such development initiatives in this country to the underprivileged people He prayed for the continue living of the vision development foundation and it founder chief executive officer Momodou Turo Darboe. In receiving the gift on behalf of Gambia Christian Council Mr. David Hafna acknowledged the gesture while urging other to emulate the good deed of Mr Darboe.]]>