Ahlul Beit Islamic Foundation, a Lebanon-based charity recently donated food items to patients at the Serekunda General Hospital. The move was part of the charity’s objective to support less-privileged people in society.
The items were received by Alieu Badjie, the Public Relations Officer of the Hospital, on behalf of the management of the hospital.
Presenting the items, Imam Rabih Fiarhat, the team leader of Ahlul Beit Islamic Foundation, expressed delight to render such support to patients at Serekunda General Hospital.
He said his organisation’s objective is to reach out to the poor in society and that the NGO had been assisting needy people in the country for the past 12 years.
He noted that throughout the holy month of Ramadan the organisation had been giving out food items among other things to needy people in local communities and even the mosques.
Imam Fiarhat thus thanked the management of SK Hospital for according them a befitting welcome to donate the food items to the hospital.
He prayed for Allah the Almighty to continue blessing the Gambia and for peace and tranquillity to always prevail in the country.
Fiarhat also applauded the Gambian leader His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa for the pace of development in the country.
On receiving the items, the Public Relations Officer Alieu Badjie, on behalf of the management of the Hospital and the Minister of Health and Social Welfare, thanked the donors for their foresight, saying the occasion marked another important day for the hospital especially for the patients. “We are very much grateful to receive this gesture from Beit Islamic Foundation. Giving this kind of gesture is a way of complementing the efforts of the hospital and families of patients at the hospital,” he added.
He equally appealed to other associations and philanthropists to render more assistance to the hospital.
by Samba Jawo