On the 23rd April 2008 the Global Campaign for Education is attempting to break the world record, for the second time, for the World's Biggest Lesson and The Gambia is being asked to play a leading role.
In The Gambia, the World's Biggest Lesson is being taught in schools, municipal and area councils and Gambia College on the day after tomorrow, the 23rd of April.
The national highlight event will be taking place in the Fonni Kansala area of Western Region on the 23rd April at
Lending their support and entertaining the audience in Bwiam will be the famous Gambian musician Jaliba Kuyateh and his band, together with cultural troupes from Western Region.
Whilst this is happening similar events are taking place across
Shakira, Honorary Chair of Global Campaign for Education's Action Week 2008, said,
"Unfortunately today 72 million young children will not have even the chance to go to school. Where I come from alone,
The activities for the Global Week of Action on Education 2008 are being organised in The Gambia by members of EFANET (Education for All Campaign Network The Gambia). The organising committee has support from a wide range of organisations, including government departments, international NGOs and civil society groups.