By Lamin Cham
The Vision Development Foundation VDF, the 25-year-old philanthropic Non-Governmental organization at the forefront of humanitarian and national development projects in the country, on Saturday presented 2.3 million dalasis worth of materials and cash to five villages in Niani district.
The items included 2 power tillers and combined harvesting machine with a grinding capacity of tons of rice, coos, millet and other grains.
The cash donations of over one million dalasi went to fund the construction of two new boreholes and the rehabilitation of two others in the district. The VDF presented another D125, 000 to the five main beneficiary villages.
Speaking at the presentation in Wassu, the business center of the beneficiary villages, the VDF founder and CEO Momodou Turo Darboe congratulated the villagers of Kayai, Toubacouta, Fulla-kunda, Barajally and Wassu stating that the occasion was in response to their societal needs and living constraints gathered by a fact-finding mission that collected data on the needs of the communities in the area. Mr Darboe reminded the villagers that the VDF is a non political organization whose only motive is to help alleviate hardship and contribute to the good living condition of the people of the Gambia by supporting communities across the country for the last 25 years.
All what we may need from you is prayer and best wishes, Mr Darboe told a very happy crowd at Wassu. The occasion also doubles as an adoptation ceremony by the communities of Mr Darboe as their patron and father.