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CPA trains Penyem Cluster Youth & Children Development Association

Jun 19, 2015, 9:59 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

Child Protection Alliance (CPA) recently trained Penyem Cluster Youth and Children Development Association on child protection, rights and leadership, at the association’s office in Penyem Village.

The one-day training brought together 50 participants who are members of the association drawn from Bafuloto, Sambuya, Busura, and Manduar villages.

Mamadou Jallow, head of the association, said the association is affiliated with Saamasang Federation, which is under Child Fund.

He said the objective of the training was to build the capacity of the youths and children of the association.

He added that they at the association believe that education does not only stop at the four corners of the classroom and that associations are universities of their own.

For his part, Bakary Badjie from the Child Protection Alliance (CPA), who is also the facilitator of the training, said it is commitment and determination that takes youth organizations forward.

Mr Badjie added that the members should also look at the interest of the people because “the association is here to uplift the living standard of the people”.

Members of the association could not do so, he said, unless they have the knowledge, skills and commitment to deliver to expectations.

Mr Badjie also said youth work is very important because it helps the youth to work and relate anywhere they may find themselves. It also helps one to get employment because of the skills acquired from voluntary service.

He urged the participants to give their time to youth work although they should prioritize and give more time to their education.

He encouraged them to be committed and contribute to activities of the organization.