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FEGAMSO Holds Leadership Training for Youths

Aug 20, 2008, 3:16 AM | Article By: By Nfamara Jawneh

The Federation of The Gambia Muslim Students Organisation (FEGAMSO) recently organised a two-day leadership workshop for over 30 young people.

The training, held at LatriKunda Sabiji Upper Basic School, dwelt on topics such as the role of youths in nation building, women in leadership, skills enhancement and self-development among others.

Speaking at the occasion, Abdul Aziz Jorbateh Fofana ex-president of FEGAMSO briefed the participants about the history of the organisation. According to him the organisation. It was founded in 1995 with the aim of promoting and propagating the teachings of Islam, to foster unity among Muslim brothers and sisters in the country and to help Muslim students organise themselves at institutional level by forming their own associations or strengthening the existing ones.

He advised the youths to be proactive in their religion, adding Islam needs young people.

He stated finance and commitment from members, mobility as some of the constraints facing the organisation.

Mustapha Barry, president of the organisation, said that FEGAMSO is the umbrella body tasked with the responsibility of co-ordinating the affairs of Muslim students and all school-based Islamic clubs and societies.

He said that over the years they have registered so many successes but much more needs to be done.