The Sir Farimang Singhateh Foundation last week donated various items to Gambians. The Foundation established by the children and partners of the late, who was Gambia’s first Governor General, Sir Farimang, are out to establish their father’s legacy. Items donated included hospital materials, used clothes; children play toys, school supplies, and a lot more. Beneficiaries include the Farafenni and Sintet Health Centers, St. Augustine High School, and hundreds of individuals from the immediate community.
The Foundation’s Director of Operations, Tijan Masanneh Ceesay, a Gambian journalist, and Christian Columnist based in Virginia (USA), said, “Our Foundation was one initiated by Foday Singhateh out of love and appreciation for his Father’s legacy. History tells us how he prioritized Health care and Education and that is exactly why these two areas are of great importance to our Foundation. As Director of Operations; I have been entrusted with the responsibility to also scout areas in The Gambia that need assistance in this area and the process is in motion. As you are aware this Government inherited a deplorable Healthcare system and they alone cannot get the job done which makes it a citizenry obligation to work in tandem with policies Government is putting in place. Currently we are working on our next consignment and are already in touch with Anna Grey Johnson to do work at a village she has adopted. “
The Foundation, according to shared information, has a lot of other clinical items lined up to be shipped to the Gambia in the next few months. In a handing ceremony held last week in the Gambia, deputized by Mrs. Fatou Coker-Singhateh, beneficiaries through their representatives expressed appreciation for the kind gesture.