By Dauda Kamara, SLBC Journalist
DAQVAH whose ultimate mandate is to help the needy with food and clothing, last year at this same period provided Ramadan iftar for over three hundred Muslims at the Magbenteh Polio Camp and its immediate environs. Two years ago and also last year, the similar donation was done at the Bombali School for the Blind at Pamlap wherein bags of rice and cooking condiments were provided to pupils at the Pamlap boarding home for their feeding.
This year’s Ramadan, the foundation continues it’s support in Bombali District even during the hit of Covid19 that led to the closure of Mosques. At the Makeni Correctional Center where the first distribution was done, receiving the food packs and cash on behalf of the inmates, Deputy Regional Commander North East Region, Mohamed Opito Jimmy appreciated the gesture. He said such donation to their institution came at the right time especially when the world is battling with the deadly Coronavirus. He said the gesture will meet the right beneficiaries and will be utilized judiciously.
Officer-in-charge, Makeni Correctional Center, Mohamed Sallu Turay said, the distribution of the food pack did not come to him as a surprise. He said he has been monitoring the activities of DAQVAH across the country providing food for the less privileged and vulnerable. Mr Turay said last year he pleaded with DAQVAH CEO to consider them as part of their donation. He thanked the donors for considering their Muslim brothers and sisters in prison this Ramdan and called on DAQVAH for their institution to be constant beneficiaries.
At the Magbenteh Polio Camp, another donation was done. Receiving the items, the deputy chairman, Sulaiman Sixtyz Kamara thanked the team for their support. He said before the donation, they were in their little rooms as disabled persons thinking about how they could cope up with life in the three days lockdown as most of them have little children to look after. ‘We must be happy now, this support came at the time we needed it the most, give a big hand to the donors’ said Mr Kamara with a mind blowing smile.
Main while, another team in Kenema represented by Shk Ishmael and a partner organization, Sa’adtu Darain conducted a donation of bags of rice and cash to imams at the Kenema Town. Some of these vulnerable imams have been constantly supporting DAQVAH in raising awareness of the foundation. The imams appreciated the gesture and thanked DAQVAH for remembering them in such a trial time when Masjids are closed during Ramadan.
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