Aug 17, 2015, 1:03 PM
Australian Government has provided awards to study in Australia and the region
to a total of 44 Gambians since 2011.
The long and short courses have covered a range of academic fields including agriculture, health and public policy. A Gambian student is currently completing a Master of Public Health at the University of Queensland in Australia under the program.
The Australian Embassy, through its Direct Aid Program (DAP) is also providing support to grassroots community programs in The Gambia.
The Embassy recently supported Concern Universal in partnership with Women’s Initiative Gambia and the Njawara Agricultural Training Centre (NATC) to implement a project themed: “Building Resilience for Vulnerable Households in the Gambia”.
The project is aimed at boosting food security and production, and saw the establishment of a community seed network and kitchen gardens in the Central River Region and the North Bank Region.
The funding of over USD40,000 also provided for soil improvement trials in the region.”