4 December 2012

Gambia: Coker Foundation for Disabled Children Seeks VP's Blessings

The executive members of the Coker Foundation for Disabled Children (CFDC) Monday met the vice president and minister for Women's Affairs, Her Excellency Aja Dr Isatou Njie-Saidy, at her office in State House.

Speaking to reporters shortly after an audience with the vice president, the programme coordinator of the Foundation, Fanta Sidibeh, said they came to State House to purposely seek the blessings of the vice president and also invite her to theirforthcoming fundraising event scheduled for December 2012. "Our purpose here also is to brief the vice president about the past activities we have had because we are working towards a very big project for the disabled people in The Gambia," she said.

She further stated that the CEO of the Foundation, Ebou Njie, has left all the way from Sweden to organise the fundraising towards moving up the project further.

Sidibeh said the vice president's response was very positive, as she assured the support of the government as well as her own. "At the moment we are working on a very important project " she further disclosed, adding that the charity has been in existence for the past five years. She finally revealed that they have been involved in lots of charitable work on the ground, such as donations to the disabled people within the communities.

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