organisation, 3D Gam/GamGlobal, Wednesday signed a three-year Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE)
held at the regional one education directorate in Kanifing.
The NGO is currently working with over 100 schools in The Gambia on its human rights project. The objective of the NGO is to provide support for technological, educational, economical and socio cultural improvement of the disadvantaged people in communities.
Lamin S. Jawara, 3D Gam/GamGlobal homeland general said by making little difference in the lives of people by faith will enable them make informed decisions that will determine their destiny.
He pointed out that they have already provided more than 30 schools with Article 30 of the UN convention on human rights for students to learn and understand human rights values as well as have their capacities built to respect humanity.
He said Gambia just emerged from a 22-year dictatorship that is why they brought human right articles to students to instil the values in them to catch them young.
Ibrahima Sisawo, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education said there is no better way to support the country than intervening in the education sector and thanked 3D Gam/GamGlobal for the partnership.
He said education is a critical sector but that requires a lot of resources which government alone cannot do, saying this is why they encourage partnership particularly at the basic level which is the foundation level. “Peoples’ understanding of their human right values will help them to critically evaluate themselves properly and give themselves respect and the dignity they deserve.”
PS Sisawo said they hope the partnership will be extended after 3 years as well as expanded to other schools.
He also called on other NGOs and philanthropists to come on board and support the education system as it is a very expensive venture especially now that they are advocating for quality education. “If we want to guarantee quality education, all hands must be on deck as government alone cannot do it all. Together we can transform the education sector and make it vibrant, which will be a good foundation to transform the country’s economy,” he said.