By Mustapha Jallow / Kebba AF Touray
P-ARI Foundation, an independent funded intervention has donated food items to Prisoners at Jeshwang Prison Camp.
The food items include bags of rice, and sugar and four hand washing buckets.
Ambassador Kenneth D. Jackson, Chief Executive Officer P-ARI Foundation explained that people in the prison system are over looked and forgotten. He described prisons as rehabilitation centres where prisoners also need food to survive their prison terms.
He highlighted that they will also support Jeshwang Prison in their constraint to ensure an effective rehabilitation process of inmates through skills training that will benefit prisoners and the society in general.
He commended prison officers for doing a good job and encouraged inmates to take advantage of their time in prison and develop themselves so that when they get out they will have work to do.
On his part, Modou Jarju, the Second Deputy Director General of the Gambia Prison Services, hailed the foundation for the food assistance
Jarju, who is the Commanding Officer of Jeshwang Prisons, said the food items will go a long way in providing food for prisoners and urged other philanthropists and organizations to emulate P-ARI Foundation.
In a related development, Brikama Association in New York City of the United States of America also donated bags of sugar and rice to sixty-six imams in Brikama. At a presentation held at the Brikama Central mosque, Ebrima Cham the country coordinator of the Association thanked their membership for helping their people back home.
“We make this kind of donation every year and will continue to donate to the needy families and the most vulnerable people in our society,’’ Cham said.
Oustass Wuyeh Njie, the Public Relations Officer of the Association, said these items will go a long way in reducing some of the hardships that the beneficiaries go through during this time.
Pa Modou Bojang, the chairperson of the Association and proprietor of Home Digital F.M, expressed his commitment to support needy people.
In another development, the ‘Caravan of Mercy’- Gambia distributed food items to 950 vulnerable families at its headquarters in Brikama on Thursday 31st April 2020.
The donated items include bags of rice, sugar and gallons of cooking oil.
Pa Modou Sillah, overseas coordinator of Caravan of Mercy said they started this in the country in the year 2006; that their interventions are geared towards poverty alleviation by assisting the poor and needy through food aid and academic support.
“Today, we are distributing food aid to three hundred families in urban centers and to six hundred and sixty families in the rural area,’’ Sillah said; that beneficiaries should utilize the food aid during this difficult moment due to the outbreak of COVID-19. He urged the people to adhere to the health guidelines provided by the Health Ministry and safe lives.
The beneficiaries on their part expressed appreciation with the food aid support rendered by Caravan of Mercy UK, to their community and applauded and prayed for the donors.