GYIN Gambia and partners develop action plans

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The Gambia chapter of the Global Youth Innovative Network (GYIN Gambia chapter) in partnership with Bulock Kapongha Youth Development on Monday developed three months action plan.

The plan development meeting was held at GYIN Gambia conference hall in Churchill’s Town.The purpose of the meeting was for the two organisations to share expertise and experience and prepare action plans that could be implemented in 2016.

Speaking on the occasion, GYIN Gambia National Coordinator Mamadou Edrissa Njie said the meeting would strengthen partnership between GYIN Gambia and the Foni Brefet-based organisation.The association is registered with GYIN Gambia as an affiliate partner.

He said based on the partnership, every three months, the two organisations have a partnership meeting during which members identified activities that the two can undertake for a period of three months.

Also, during such meetings, members assess the challenges and progresses in every quarter.

Mr Njie said one of the outcomes of the meeting was that both organisations should identify four activities to be implemented within the next three months.

In the new action plan, the organisations are to undertake farming and sesame productions in the forthcoming rainy season.They are to lobby for a five-hectare piece of land for the purpose.

Animal husbandry, bakery, gardening, fundraising musical jamboree and wrestling competition are also part of the action plan of the two associations.

GYIN Gambia coordinator said part of the work plans that they are developing is to have a training programme for young people in business proposal writing, leadership, organisational management and resource mobilisation.

Ebrima B. Sonko, president of Kapongha association, said the purpose of the partnership meeting was to prepare an action plan that the two organisations will be working on for the year 2016.

Kapongha president said the main objective of his association is to bring the youth together, share common goals and carved a way forward for a better living.

The association also mobilises resources to contribute to the development of the community of Kapongha.

Author: Abdoulie Nyockeh