The Gunjur Project Association (GPA) a non-political organisation based in Gunjur on Saturday held ride for health as malaria awareness campaign .This is also done in the spirit of fundraising for the community of Kajabang and Gunjur as a whole , the proceeds will be used to purchase bed nets and medication ahead of malaria season, Daily News confirms.
This campaign took a form of cycling in which about 50 kilometres was covered by dozens of participants including Dr Amadou Scattered Janneh an activist.
Dr Scattered Janneh, who is 57 years old manifested spectacular performance to cover over 50 km distance, spoke to the Daily News at the end of the ride and expressed satisfaction that he took part in this event.
Dr Janneh said, Gunjur Project Association has been a major player of development in the community of Gunjur and he expressed gratitude for being a participant. Janneh an activist told the Daily News that he was happy to be associated with fund raising campaign for his own community.
He added that, apart from raising fund the event equally has great health significance, he encourage others to join the project in order to resist the trouble of malaria that may adversely take a toll on the community . Janneh challenged others to come up and donate and be to prepare ahead of the malaria season.
The activist advised that the community of Gunjur to be appreciative to the project and challenged them to rally behind it as the profit will only go into our health care of our community.
In a statement , Jean Ringstead the Gunjur Project Association’s coordinator, stated that the project has been established in Gunjur community for 16 years now, according to her it’s a local lodge that has been hosting international students from Europe mainly . She mentioned that students do stay within the community to interact with the people of the community in order to share cultural practices, provide communal support among host of other community related interventions.
It’s will be recalled that the same project has donated bag of rice to every household within the community of Kajabang amidst covid 19.