By Cherno Omar Bobb
Altogether Giving Africa (AGA) UK/Gambia charitable trust last Thursday supplied various families in the Gambia with bread and other food items for Iftar.
AGA UK/Gambia members donated the bread to diverse places such as London Corner, Sukuta, Dippakunda, Bundung Borehole, Bakoteh Bantaba, Serrekunda and Westfield.
Speaking during the distribution ceremony, the founder of AGA UK/Gambia, Angie Graham, said they are mindful of the hardship that is experienced daily on the African continent, adding that they are always grateful for what they receive.
On her part, Sister Angie noted that the basic needs of the community must be met to enable families to be given the opportunity to develop. She highlighted that AGA’s pillars of support were reinforced by making sure that the basic needs of food, shelter, clothing and sanitary materials are achieved through all items donated.
“During this holy month of Ramadan, we are proud of the efforts and support our AGA Gambia team is giving to the community in the country”, she stated. She described community engagement and participation as an important part of AGA’s ethos, adding that: “Educating and organising are important elements of integrated community development.” She also thanked ComeUnity for their support.
It could be recalled that AGA UK/Gambia in observance of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan last year presented bags of rice, cooking oil and onion to Gambian families. Sixteen families across the country benefited from the generosity of 16 bags of rice, 16 gallons of cooking oil and eight bags of onion.
The charitable trust also supported five Gambian families with one hundred and fifty pounds sterling at the commencement of last year’s Ramadan. Earlier the same month, they donated 12 bags of 25kg rice to families in various Gambian communities who were not able to earn funds to provide food for their families during the isolation period of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The organisation also donated buckets and sanitary materials to mosques, hospitals and other places across the country in a bid to help manage and contain the spread of coronavirus in the country.
AGA UK/Gambia is a non- profit group based in United Kingdom who share the passion to help disadvantaged communities across Africa, particularly in the Gambia. Over the years, they have supported the Gambia’s education and health sectors as well as the less privileged.