By Chernor Muaz Bah
As a way of fostering accountability and transparency to over one thousand five hundred (1,500) subscribers across eighteen countries, the foundation on a annual basis invites it membership to a meeting. The meeting is primarily to report on income generated, expenses undertaken and what key projects were implemented. In addition, various departments also update on successes, challenges and together with the members, discuss way forward.
On the 27th January 2019, the foundation held its fourth Annual meeting at the AMOD Islamic School, Pike Street, Freetown. This meeting covered report from January to December 2018.
The meeting was chaired by Alhaji Abdul Rahman Jalloh who doubles as the CEO and founder of the foundation. The meeting started with an opening Qur’anic Recitation by Fuhad Turay who is also a Field Officer of the foundation. This was followed by a short advise in which the CEO encouraged all subscribers, volunteers and staff to race in doing goodness, an advice that is mention in the Glorious Qur’an.
All departmental heads including Finance, Fundraising, Project RTU, Communications, Field, Project, Procurement and the Data and Research departments, did a power point presentations on their successes, challenges and way forward.
It was reported by Finance that a total of Two Hundred and Nineteen Million, Two Hundred and Seventy Five thousand Leones (Le 219,275,000) was raised from both subscriptions and donations and a total of Two Hundred and Seventeen Million and Eighty Eight Thousand Leones (Le 217,088,000) was spent on Projects and admin cost.
“566 members from Sierra Leone and Nine (9) other countries joined the the foundation in 2018, making a total of 1,534 members since the foundation was founded in July 2015,” the Data and Research Manager updated.
In 2018, the foundation successfully implemented several Project including Feed The Needy Volume 8 & 9, 2 Clothing distribution, Breastfeeding campaign, distribution of mathematical sets, Ramadan Project, masjid project at Misiaka village, DAQVAH Mansofinia school project. The foundation also undertook four (4) Fundraising activities; Widow walk season I, Fundraising outing, Fundraising dinner, and the Family Funfair.
Several questions were asked by the attendees and answers were provided by the departmental heads. The meeting was interactive and successfully organised.
Briefing the attendees on the foundation general plans for 2019, the CEO and Founder, Alhaji Abdul Rahman said that the foundation will be concentrating in three aspects ( Fundraising, Growth and Capacity building).
“To ensure staff of the foundation are well capacitated, we will ensure we organize series of internal and external trainings,” the CEO explained.
He went on to state the activities for 2019, which includes Feed the Needy 10 & 11, Widow walk season II, Clothing distribution, Ramadan Project, Breastfeeding campaign, Fundraising outing (Strictly for members), Fundraising dinner, and the Family Funfair event.
“One good thing that has made DAQVAH stand out tall is its value for transparency and accountability ” the CEO stressed.
He further noted that they will provide an online report for 2018 for the benefit of other members across the globe.
The meeting was climaxed by self introduction of all present and ended with a closing prayer.
To be a member or to make donations to this charitable cause, contact the details below:
DAQVAH Head Office
9 Main Bass Street, Brookfield