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Noor Aid a UK based charity recently distributed foodstuff, worth over two million dalasis to the communities of Wellingara and its surrounding villages, as part of their charity projects in The Gambia.
The donated food items included bags of rice, sugar, oil, onions, tea bags, among others, to one thousand six hundred families. The charity also inaugurated three mosques, all of them in Willingara.
Noor Aid started as a family charity in The Gambia in 2005, with the purpose of helping the needy, by constructing mosques, digging wells and also providing Iftar to Muslims during the Holy month of Ramadan.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Hashim Bharucha, the chairman of Noor Aid revealed that his organisation has made so many interventions in the past, among them, he cited the donation of fourteen-footer container of books to the Islamic Council, which is all geared towarrds improving and promoting learning in The Gambia. “Sustainability is a key to attain our development goals and education is the only thing that can make it into reality,” he stated.
Bharucha informed the Daily Observer that his charity has just completed twenty mosque projects and over one hundred and seventy wells, which are all operational at the moment.
For his part, the vice-president of the charity, Ousman Jammeh commended Noor Aid for the gesture, noting that it will go a long way in complementing people’s effort.