Foundation-The Gambia, over the weekend organized a daylong Gender based
violence, sexual and reproductive health and leadership training seminar for
university and others high school students within the greater Banjul Area.
Held at the American Corner along Kairaba Avenue, more than eighty students from various education institutions participated in the training.
Several topics were discussed, including adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights, community organizing activities, skills and knowledge to lead civic engagement, young people as agents of transformation and change in society, laws against perpetrators of gender- based violence and support available for victims.
Solomon Ifeanyi, chief Eeecutive officer of the Foundation said the objectives of the forum is aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initiated by the United Nations.
He also explained that Unique Foundation (The Gambia) is a charitable and civil organisation that works with Gambian children, youth, women and rural communities. “We focus on the right to good health, qualitative education, creating awareness on environment hygiene and social issues.”
He said their vision is to see a world where all children will have access to a home and quality education; individuals in poverty empowered to create opportunity for themselves and others.
He said they provide children and young people access to free learning materials and ensuring that they complete basic and secondary education generally, through our project we prevent children and young people from dropping out of school, improving academic performances and teaching basic computer skills. Education gives us knowledge of the world around us and changes it into something better.