Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel visits hospital supported by Alwaleed Foundation in The Gambia
- Saudi Arabia: Wednesday, September 21 - 2011 at 09:40
- PRESS RELEASE
HH Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel, Vice Chairwoman of Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation* that is chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud visited The Gambia and was cordially received by Vice President Njie-Saidy on Saturday 17th September 2011. The Princess was accompanied by a delegation from Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation. The Vice President thanked the Princess for her visit and for Alwaleed Foundation's humanitarian support to his country.
The Foundation had assisted The Gambia on the humanitarian front and earmarked $500,000 towards the construction of a diagnostic center at the Jammeh Foundation for Peace.
Furthermore, the Princess pledged an additional donation of $100,000 to the hospital. The Princess was accompanied by the Honourable Minister for Basic and Secondary Education Madame Fatou Lamin Faye.
During the visit to the JFP hospital, Princess Ameerah addressed an audience, saying that: "The Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation participated in this project out of the firm belief that no nation can possibly fulfill its developmental aspirations without attending to the health of its population."
In 2005, Prince Alwaleed had met the Gambian President HE Dr. Yahya A. J. J. Jammeh during his visit who cordially welcomed HRH to his country. The President expressed his appreciation for the Prince's support for Gambia. In recognition of HRH's efforts and support to the country, the Prince was bestowed with an honorary medal of The Insignia of Grand Officer of the National Order of The Gambia.
Furthermore, the Mayor of the capital Banjul, Lord Pa Sallah Jeng, handed Prince Alwaleed the Key to the Golden Gate of the City of Banjul. Lord Jeng also made HRH an Honorary Citizen of Banjul and gave the Prince a certificate of the same.
Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation - Global registered in Lebanon works to provide women and youth in the MENA region with economic and educational opportunities, through strategic philanthropic investments in sustainable projects of the Foundation's various partner organizations. It tackles poverty and provides rapid aid in cases of natural disasters internationally. One of the many donations for rapid aid includes a substantial donation to South East Asia's Tsunami victims. The Foundation also reframes perceptions of Islam and the West through dialogue, programs and educational centers around the world in order to promote a greater understanding between the different faiths and world views, part of which includes an endowment to the Louvre Museum in support of its collection of Islamic art.
HRH's philanthropic grants and donations over 60 countries ranging from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe; from Gaza to The Gambia, totaling more than $2.4bn over the last 30 years.
HRH has established three Foundations to handle his philanthropic activities across the globe under the slogan "Commitment Without Boundaries": Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation in Saudi Arabia Alwaleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation in Lebanon, and Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation in Lebanon.
His foundations work locally, regionally and internationally to combat poverty, strengthen interfaith and intercultural dialogue and empower women and youth.
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