Judilson Mamadu Tuncará Gomes, known as Pelé, is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for AS Monaco FC, and Guinea-Bissau national team.
The footballer who has been following Nobalur project since 2017 , it was in April 2019 that Djurtu contacted Nobalur team to make some donations in Guinea-Bissau.
Pele was willing to help the most disadvantaged, but he believed that Nobalur could help him achieve that dream by giving due referrals and following the whole process of giving.
“I decided to get in touch with the Nobalur team because I saw that they post a lot of things on the Instagram about our country, but mainly about children and the orphanage where we came to make the donation today. I got in touch because I want to make a difference in these children lives. ”
It was on June 16, 2019 that Nobalur team ( Cláudia Correia, Rosete Fadul and Braima Djata) met Pelé and made the donations at LAR BETEL , and at MILA FOR AFRICA orphanage.
After the donations Pelé said he was a bit surprised by the situation of the children, and more surprised that people who are not from Guinea-Bissau help Guinea more than the Guineans. Since most orphanages in Bissau are run by foreigners.
“I felt sad to see this children’s situation , to see children younger than my son to go through this… but I also felt happy and proud to have helped.
I think if we all put together what we have and give to the needy we could do a lot more. ”
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Written by : Pucurutcha Stella