Red Cross Society (BRC) has recently held its 19th annual youth gathering at
the Gambia Senior Secondary school grounds in Banjul, under the theme: Youth
unemployment and irregular migration: challenges to attaining the Gambia’s
national development goals.
The activity started with a march past by students and Red Cross volunteers from McCarthy Square to Gambia senior secondary school.
Momodou Baldeh Jallow, chairman of Banjul Red Cross branch said, Gambia Red Cross Society is a voluntary relief organisation, noting that the organisation would continue to work with the government, particularly with the ministry of Health and Social Welfare to meet the expectations of the country.
He revealed that the organisation will strive to render voluntary services such as fight against HIV/AIDS and among other things.
Mr. Jallow stated that his organisation took-part in the inter- school tour, inter house competitions and joined the rest of the world to celebrate May Day.
Secretary General of Gambia Red Cross Society, Alhagie Seghnore said, the Red Cross was formed for development and humanitarian reasons, saying young people migrate to other countries due to various reasons, including pursuit for better opportunities.
“Young people should be given the opportunity to access skill training and the education they require to contribute to national development”, Mr. Seghnore said.
He thanked members of Banjul Red Cross Branch for their support and contribution towards national development.
Speaking on behalf of mayor of Banjul, Alhagi Jagne said, they are aware of the significant contribution the branch has been rendering to the society, while assuring the Mayor’s continuous support to the organization.