THIS ONE HAS COME AND PAST BUT FUND RAISING WELL NEVER END
The Gambia Organisation of the Visually Impaired (GOVI) will like to convey a sincere thanks and appreciation
to all those who contributed in one way or the other in making this Gala Dinner a success.
All your contribution will go a long way in the sustainance of the organisation at some point,
A special thanks: Alhagie Matarr Sosseh, Abdou Guiteh Seck, Office of the President, And Paradise Suite Hotel.
Project Manager, Ebrima Trawally, visits Northern Ireland with Children in Crossfire
I had a very warm reception during my recent visit to the Children in Crossfire and Royal National Institute of the Blind offices in Derry/Londonderry and Belfast respectively. Though short, it was a fulfilling trip and I enjoyed it.
During the first week, I had the opportunity to visit wonderful Children in Crossfire supporters in various parts of the country. I visited schools, corporate bodies, businessmen, churches, media houses and volunteers. I also met a group of priests as well as the hard working Children in Crossfire staff. I was happy to meet all these supporters to talk about what The Gambia Organization of the Visually Impaired (GOVI) does with the support of Children in Crossfire. But more importantly I was able to explain how their hard-earned money is used to integrate visually impaired children into mainstream education in The Gambia.
I vividly remember some of the interesting questions school children asked and how generous they have been in Children in Crossfire's fundraising drive. Anytime I got up to make a presentation about our work, everyone listened with keen interest. They were really touched by the situation of blind and partially sighted children in my country but again also delighted to know the opportunities made available to these children through their contribution.
I must say quite apart from the cold weather, it was really a brilliant experience. One I will ever remember. My sincere regards to everyone as you get busy for the upcoming Advent Appeal.
I wish you all in advance a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Training and Resource Centre Manager/Project Manager - Integrating Visually Impaired Children into Mainstream Education in The Gambia (IVICME)
Ebrima trawally the project
Manager of IVICME Gambia.
OTHER MEMBERS OF STAFF UNDER EBRIMA
*Aida Badjie : Project Coordinator
*Lamin Colley: The Advocacy Officer
*Babucarr Dambell: The Finance Officer
*Bakary Ceesay: The Resource Centre Techincian
The Gambia Organization of the Visually Impaired (GOVI) was established in 1991 by an amalgamation of The Gambia Society for the Blind and The Gambia Association of the Blind. GOVI is a national organization for the the visually impaired people, is recognized and registered by the Gambia government. GOVI undertakes a number of activities to help uplift the status of the blind and visually impaired in the Gambia.
The supreme aim of GOVI is the prevention of blindness, the re-habilitation of the visually impaired and active promotion of the rights to equal opportunities and full participation in all spheres of national development and at all levels for the blind and visually impaired.
Empowerment and full participation in society of the visually impaired people in the Gambia
A national organization of the blind people in The Gambia challenging blindness and promoting the welfare of persons with visual impairments through the provision of services and working in collaboration with stakeholders, communities and family members of the blind .
Mobile: 00220 9997746 -
Mamout Mboom Touray (Director)
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