Gambia on Monday hosted a reception in honor of the organisation’s visiting
Global Operational Leadership Team (GOLT) from ChildFund International.
The reception, which took place at a local hotel in Kololi, came after the successful hosting of the Global Operational Team Leadership meeting for the first time in The Gambia.
At the reception, Musukuta Komma, country director ChildFund-The Gambia, said that GOLT is a quarterly convergence of ChildFund’s Leadership Team in which prominent issues geared towards organisational development and sustainability, are being discussed.
ChildFund The Gambia, she said, has been operating in the country for more than three decades, saying the Organisation has an operational jurisdiction in the West Coast Region of the country.
“Since inception, the organisation has been active in the areas of sponsorship, education, advocacy, child protection, family economics empowerment etc,” she named.
Madam Komma further revealed that ChildFund-The Gambia has been working with three community-based organisation’s referred to as federations.
However, she acknowledged that the Organisation also works with other child-focused development agencies in the delivering of essential services to the children, families and their communities.
Musa Mbaye, chairman of the advisory board ChildFund-The Gambia, outlined that this is an occasion to appreciate the commitment of ChildFund International in supporting the development of Gambian children.
“It is also an occasion to extend our feeling of love devoted to our children and to renew our continuous commitment,” he added.
He stated that ChildFund is grateful to the government of The Gambia and will continue to promote child development in the country.
Adama Jimba-Jobe, deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education pointed out that the government of The Gambia is aware of ChildFund’s intervention especially in the education sector.
“The number of schools built, and the supply of educational materials to these schools among many others are clear manifestation of your pledge to help the deprived, excluded and vulnerable children in the Gambia,” he added.
He recalled that since its inception in 1984, ChildFund has being working for the wellbeing of the children in the areas of education, health and nutrition.
DPS Jobe disclosed that in August 2017, ChildFund representatives met the president to congratulate him on his victory and also assured him of their continued commitment to support children and to complement government’s effort in making sure every child grows to his or her full potential without any deterrence.
He said that the president in turn challenged ChildFund to expand its coverage beyond the West Coast Region to reach out to more vulnerable children in other regions of the country.