“Mod Sarr, 9 in red and Alhagie Malick Sarr 6, in blue all of Njie Kunda Village in the Niamina East district are both physically challenged. These children lost their mother Hawa Ceesay 3 years ago. None of them could walk nor can they sit; without a support of someone” Grandfather Mod Ceesay said.
“They are only able to move by rolling over from one point to the other, which make them expose to several dangers and diseases. My late daughter Hawa Ceesay died in 2012 shortly after given birth to the second child, Alhagie Malick Sarr. The poor children had no one to take care of them except myself and my wife who is not strong enough to carry them. So I have to keep an eye over their movement within the immediate environment. Mod could talk but Alhagie Malick cannot talk, these make life extremely difficult,” Mr Ceesay said.
This grandfather find it difficult to control their movements, the kids are seen dusty and sometimes muddy as they ease themselves whenever the need arise. This makes life very difficult for the two precious kids and their grandfather too as the caregiver.
“I am not engaged in much meaningful agriculture,” Mr Mod Ceesay said because he cannot leave the children at home to spend his day on his farm, which is his source of income.
Caring for the two physically challenged, yet beautiful children had serious impacts on his farming activities. “My produce is down since the demise of their mother,” he said sadly.
Mr Mod Ceesay went on to plead for helping saying he will appreciate any form of help to enable them have a wheel chair. He said the wheel chair will not only easy movement for the children but help to keep them clean and safe from skin diseases as well.
The family lives in Njie Kunda village in the Niamina East district of the Gambia; about 245 Kilometers from the Capital, Banjul.
If you would like to help this family, please contact Hoja Gaye on +220 7528900, +220 6841306 or the editor of Daily News, Madi M.K. Ceesay on +220 6906813 or +220 390681. Any amount of support even in kind will change their lives.