VDF Extends Help to Muslims During Lailatul Qadir Celebration

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Hundreds of people storm VDF office to benefit from Turo generosity.

By Fatou Dahaba

Prominent businessman and humanitarian Modu Turo Darboe demonstrated remarkable benevolence and compassion for those less fortunate by donating indispensable kitchen utensils to Muslims via his organization, the Vision Development Foundation (VDF), commemorating the holy night of Lailatul Qadir with kindness and a charitable spirit.

These cooking items include chicken, cooking oil, sugar, rice, milk, tea, and dates worth over a million dalasi.

This was part of Mr. Darboe’s help to the vulnerable during Ramadan. Before this gesture, he gave thousands of bags of sugar (10 Kilos) to Muslims nationwide, and today, thousands are gathering at the foundation’s office in Churchilltown for a similar gesture.

Beneficiaries who spoke to this reporter expressed appreciation for the work of the VDF in The Gambia.

The day was accompanied by a sugar presentation to National Assembly Members who had not received theirs and to some individuals and institutions.

National Assembly Member for Bundum constituency, Hon Sulayman Jammeh, witnessed the distribution exercise and lauded the initiative. He added that the Ramadan gifts were among thousands of gifts the foundation has been giving to support Muslims.

Hon. Lamin Ceesay, National Assembly Member for Kiang West, also received 50 bags of sugar for his constituency.

‘Be rest assured that this sugar will be shared as expected; we will give it to the less privileged who cannot afford sugar,’ he assured the VDF.

Alieu Sarja Sanneh from Tallinding Islamic School said the VDF has been complementing the government’s efforts, which the government commended.

He said they are very much appreciative and will share it accordingly.

VDF Public Relations Officer Mr Saikou Fofana thanked the Almighty Allah for giving Turo Darboe the strength and ability to give Muslims such wonderful gifts throughout Ramadan.

He said this was part of the foundation’s strategy to help the underprivileged in society, adding that it was part of VDF’s strategy to reach out to the poor and vulnerable in the communities.

He remarked that the foundation would continue supporting this country’s poor and needy.

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