KSLCS launches campaign against irregular migration

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Kairo Survivor-LED Crisis Society (KSLCS), over the weekend launched a sensitisation and awareness campaign in Tujereng, Kombo South in attempt to discourage illegal migration; a perilous undertaken by many young people including Gambians through the high sea in attempt to reach Europe and other Western countries.  The day long gathering was graced by young people and elders from Tujereng and Tanji.

It targets to encourage young people to stay in The Gambia and engage in productive and viable businesses and enterprises that can earn them and their families a decent living.

President of the Association Ebrima Jawneh said considering the level and growing rate of crisis globally, ranging from family, community, organisation and country levels, the organisation is strongly convinced that there is a dire need for meaningful and effective guidance and counseling to prevent and reduce conflict and other crisis situations in The Gambia.

Mr. Jawneh said the organisation has a highly credible and competent board, consisting of well know Gambian psychiatrists Dr. Lamin Sidibeh and Dr. Bakary Sonko and two other seasoned public and financial administrators Janko Jawneh and Saffie Dambelleh.

According to him, their first targeted areas of operation are Kanifing Municipality and West Coast Region with a plan to extend to the rest of other regions. “We believe that with support and attention of the government and international donors, we can make The Gambia and the rest of our planet a conducive place for all,” he said.

He said in this way, they hope to achieve their goals by building international networks throughout Africa and the Diaspora.

Mr. Jawneh assured that the society will continue on its commitment to sensitise young people on the dangers of illegal migration and other related issues affecting them.

Author: Fatoumatta Komma