Banjul, August 15 The Gambia Journal
The Governor of the Upper River Region, CRR, Mr. Ebou Khan, on Tuesday 14th August opened a new SOS village in the provincial town of Basse. He offered Governmentís praise to the SOS Kinderdorf, an international charity that specializes in providing home for homeless or orphaned children, for saving the future of so many children in the country. The organization has, for over twenty years, been running one such village in Bakoteh, just outside the countryís commercial city of Serekunda. Mr. Henry Mendy, Director of the new SOS village also addressed the ceremony disclosing that his institution has already registered over a hundred applicants aged between two and nine years from across the URR and Central River Region, CRR. He added that the new village would be run exactly as the one at Bakoteh. Also addressing the ceremony on Tuesday was Madame Oumie Taal, Regional Director of SOS Kinderdorf International, who expressed her organizationís determination to provide shelter, food and a chance to quality livelihood to distressed children in the whole West African region.