By Almamo Kamaso
The former diplomat and founder of the Senegambia Democracy and Good Governance Organization (SENDGO) Tuku Jallow, donates to victims last week at the Victim Centre at Kololi, Eid Fitr charity and gifts to victims of human rights abuses perpetrated during Yaya Jammeh’s atrocious twenty-two year rule.
SENDGO is a registered Gambian non-governmental organization, which works in close collaboration and partnership with the Red Crescent of the United Arab Emirates. The partnership has over the past three years helped to implement projects such as clinics, mosques, boreholes, wells, bakeries, schools, fishing boats, baby milk distribution, sewing machines milling machines, sheep and goat husbandry, wheel chairs distribution among persons with disabilities, 10 bulls distributed among various communities, etc.
Jallow told a large group that SENDGO’s lofty charitable activities are not limited to the ventures stated here above but extend to sponsorship of orphans and assistance to the poor and needy. “It is as part of this humanitarian gesture that SENDGO and its Emirates partner deemed it wise to provide the poor and needy with assistance during the holy month of Ramadan so that they could break their fast with ease and in comfort” She said.
SENDGO, she said again found it necessary to satisfy the Eid Fitr needs of a special category of the society brought about by the callous and bestial treatment meted out to innocent persons during Yaya Jammeh’s defunct regime.
Her organization have provided with Zakat Fitr, a fundamental Muslim ritual on the day of Eid Fitr. The victims are also provided with textile that could serve as Eid Fitr dresses, which is also not only a Muslim observance but a societal custom and norm.
Jallow concluded that she hopes that this gesture, although modest, would significantly help the recipients to take part with other Gambian Muslims in the joyful festivities of the occasion.
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