A Jallow Charitable Foundation launched
By Sulayman Waan
On Sunday 4nd December, 2022 A Jallow Charitable Foundation was launched at a ceremony held at Insight Training Centre in Sinchu Alhagie in Kombo North District.
A Jallow Charitable Foundation is benevolent and non-profitable organization established by a group of enthusiast Gambians with the aim to supporting vulnerable people and communities in The Gambia. It focuses on supporting sick people and support students from poor backgrounds to pay their tuition fees.
Salif Ceesay, Alkalo of Sinchu Alhagie village commended the founders for establishing such a charitable organization. He urged residents of Sinchu Alhagie to support the founder in the sustainability of the organization, saying it could benefit anyone.
“Let’s help the founders and help ourselves so that the organization is sustained,” he said.
Yero Sowe, co-founder of the foundation said during the tense period of the COVID- 19 pandemic the foundation supported vulnerable homes with the objective to reduce the impact of the pandemic on them.
He added that the foundation has been helping pupils from poor backgrounds by providing them with learning materials.
“We also engage in supporting patients who cannot afford to pay their medical bills. We often go with patients to health facilities to pay their medical bills such as medication,” he said.
In his launching statement, Hon. Kebba Jallow, National Assembly member for Jarra Central described the foundation as essential in the society, saying over the past years it has spent much money on helping vulnerable Gambians.
“I can bear witness that the foundation has supported several people. It has supported a woman at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital,” he said.
However, he added that there is a greater need for all and sundry to empower the foundation so that it continues to helping vulnerable ones in the society.
Aboulie Jallow, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of A Jallow Foundation commended staff of the foundation for their hard work since its establishment. He said the foundation aims at helping vulnerable individuals in The Gambia to improve their living conditions.
According to him, the foundation has also supported several people in the area of health and education.
He further said that with support from the proprietor of Jah Group the foundation has supported a liver patient to go on oversee treatment at Dakar.
“The foundation has supported students of The Gambia College who could not pay their school fees. We have sponsored 53 students in The Gambia,” he noted.
Assan Mboob, a beneficiary of the foundation commended the foundation for supporting him in the past, saying he will support the management to ensure it attains the sustainable development goal that the organization is yearning for.
He prayed that Almighty Allah bestows his blessings on the foundation to attain its targets.