Sep 20 2011
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Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel Visits Hospital Supported by Alwaleed Foundation in The Gambia
Princess Makes Additional Donation of $100,000 to Hospital
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.
Furthermore, during the trip, Princess Ameerah was given a tour of the Jammeh Foundation for Peace (JFP) Hospital in Bundung to view first hand the developments made to the hospital's facilities. 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.
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HRH's philanthropic grants and donations over 60 countries ranging from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe; from Gaza to The Gambia, totaling more than $2.4 billion 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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