Her Excellency was recognised for the humanitarian service that she has over the years rendered to the public, notably in the areas of maternal, child and primary health care, youth and women empowerment through the provision of scholarships, and clean drinking water to communities across The Gambia.
In her acceptance speech, Her Excellency Madam Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow returned gratitude to the Board and organisers of Vigor Unsung Heroes Award for the recognition and the Award. The First Lady expressed her resolve to continue serving humanity at all levels, noting the importance of being compassionate and making positive impact in the lives of people in whatever way possible. She dedicated the Award to all African children. The Award was presented to the First Lady by two children, epitomising her love and care for children.
During the trip, members of the First Lady’s entourage also participated in the 2023 Windsor Diaspora International Festival. The festival took place from 23rd to 30th July, 2023.
The Officials used the opportunity to explain FaBBFoundation’s health initiatives as well as the country’s culture and opportunities for investment. Engagements were made with partners with a view to garner cooperation for the Foundation’s projects of establishing a General Hospital and an Autism Centre in The Gambia.
Source: Gambian Embassy in US