Jul 29, 2009, 9:43 AM
The event, to be organised by US-based Delight Heritage Consultants, will be the first international conference on 'Education and Development Initiatives'. It will be held at YMCA Centre in Kanifing.
According to the Banjul Representative of the organisers, Poncelet Ileleji of YMCA, the conference is expected to bring together " top national and international educators, researchers, stakeholders and donor agency representatives from around the world. There will be information exchange and collaboration in education and development efforts in The Gambia." Ileleji added that the event would promote systematic approaches to furthering the development of education and national growth in the country.
Highlights of the conference will include paper presentations by Joseph Peacock of YMCA, Mrs. Isatou Ndow of
There will also be a special presentation of 'Special Education Books' to The Gambia Methodist Special School teachers by an American University Professor.
"This free conference is open to all Gambian educators, students, teachers and the general public", the release concluded.