Sep 3, 2009, 7:46 AM
Federation of Gambia Muslim Students Organization (FEGAMSO) on Saturday began a
week of spiritual retreat camp at the Abuko Upper Basic School.
The camp aims to inculcate moral values into the members, to sensitise the members on the dangers of extremism, terrorism, regionalism, tribalism and its solutions.
In his opening remarks, Yankuba Jarju, the president of FEGAMSO, said the youth camp was a spiritual progamme for caring and sharing as well as learning.
He said as students, they are there to be learning as the federation is a youth organisation that instills knowledge on Islam and moral excellence.
“As youth they have the objective to be morally aware and contribute to national development. They have huge responsibilities ahead of them, especially in knowing their religion and social issues relating to them,” he stated.
He pleaded with the participants to make best use of what they will learn during the weeklong discussion and implement it in their lives and society as it is the forum of learning.
Every Muslim should learn about the Islamic principle and teaching of the Prophet SAW, he said.
He thanked the school for giving them the opportunity to come up with the initiative that has great impact in the lives of the young people.
For his part, Dodou Jah, the president of Assembly of Gambia Muslim Youths (AGAMY), said the forum being a remarkable occasion was also timely and would inspire students on their role on Islam.