By Cherno Omar Bobb
Al-Quran Foundation-Banjul, in collaboration with Africa Relief Fund, UK last Friday supported 45 vulnerable families with “Ramadan family food packs” within the Greater Banjul Area.
At the presentation ceremony held at No. 6 James Senegal Street in Banjul, the gesture saw each family receive a 25 kilogram bag of rice, 10kg sugar, cooking oil, box of tea bag and one pack of dates.
The president of the foundation, Modou Lamin Bah, explained that Sheikh Mahmud Bin Sayeed and family supported the initiative. He said as the coronavirus pandemic has confined so many families, with women and the physically challenged the most vulnerable, the foundation was willing to continue supporting vulnerable families.
Pa Mamud Ceesay, councilor for New Town West Ward in Banjul in his turn thanked the donors for their generosity, expressing the hope that the gesture would continue as well as grow bigger in years to come. He also expressed the wish that the items will be beneficial to the recipients.
On his part, Abdoulie Krubally, youth councilor at Banjul City Council said in addition to the Ramadan gifts, the foundation supports vulnerable families during Tobaski. He pointed out that it is everybody’s responsibility to contribute to national development.
Sulayman Bun Njie on behalf of beneficiaries thanked the donors. He assured them that the items will be used for their intended purpose.
Omar Touray, deputy mayor Banjul City Council thanked the foundation for their love for humanity but most especially Modou Lamin Bah for his foresight and commitment to youth and national development.
Al-Quran Foundation is a charitable organisation in the Gambia that focuses on Dawah, social aid and education. It has been supporting vulnerable families particularly the physically challenged since its establishment in 2017.
In total, the foundation supported over 60 families across the country during the holy month of Ramadan as part of their social activities for 2021.