Princess Haya Bint al Hussein, the daughter of the King of Jordan has pledged to donate at least US$500,000 to the charity foundation of the First Lady of The Gambia, an aide to Lady Zineb Jammeh said.
Princess Haya of Jordan, known for her charitable work and peace promotion was the UN World Food Program Goodwill Ambassador and is the junior wife of the United Arab Emirates’ prime minister and Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The Gambia’s First Lady Zineb Jammeh announced that the princess was among her dignitaries at a fundraising dinner for her charity Operation Save the Children Foundation in Banjul.
At least seven children who were sponsored by the foundation to undergo heart surgery in Israel returned last month. An estimated US$60,000 was spent, according to a top aide, Fatou Mass Jobe, who also manages the foundation.
China’s government has donated US$250,000 to the foundation and according to officials at the First Lady’s office, the sum would be used to fund repair works at the Serrekunda General Hospital.