Transformation Organisation, a non-profit organisation that promotes the
importance of education, reading, writing, spelling and comprehension through
spelling bees for lower basic schools in The Gambia on Saturday, 4 May, 2019
honoured Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara, The Gambia’s first president by awarding
him: A Man of Every Season.
The award was received on his behalf by Papa Faal during the national spelling bee held at Qcity. It was in appreciation of President Jawara’s commitment as an elderly statesman in laying the peace of this great nation – The Gambia.
Tunde Muyi Ogundimu, chief executive officer of TAKE-M Transformation Organisation, said it is important we appreciate and honour our legends when they are alive and not when they are dead.
In receiving the award, Mr. Faal described the award as very significant as Sir Dawda was at the forefront of the nation’s independence since its inception.
He added that so immense is the impact of former President Jawara’s efforts for the country not only from colonial days but to international recognition and development
He observed that he (Sir Jawara) will greatly appreciate the award, adding that he is no more active in politics but still wholeheartedly loves the country.
He described the man who led The Gambia to independence as a man of peace and compromise, saying things would have been different for the country if he was still president.
He said Mr. Jawara is always yearning for information and still keenly follows news of what’s going on in the country.