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Oasis Youth Association embark on cleaning exercise

Jun 15, 2010, 1:42 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

The Oasis Youth Association (The Gambia) chapter last Saturday embarked on a day-long cleaning exercise at the Bakau Newtown Community Centre.

Speaking to reporters, the UK based and the founder of the association, Chris Hayter, highlighted that their association has in the past been involved in such activities. She said "cleaning the environment to live in a wealthy and healthy condition is for the best interest for oneself and the family."

He urged youths that are willing to join the organisation to come on board, so as to contribute their quota to nation-building. She also challenged community elders to support them in order to sensitise their people towards maintaining the environment.

According to her, the association is a volunteer service association that has existed for more than a year now. She added that they have also engaged in some activities, such as eye screening programme, sponsorship programme, providing learning centres, among others.

She applauded the members of the association for the initiative, urging them to maintain their slogan - "everybody deserves chance".

For his part, the President of the association, Malang Keita, said that the community centre has been abandoned due to the lack of proper care. He stated that a clean environment is a wealthy environment, and as such the initiative is of great importance to promoting good health.

He hailed the members of the association for answering to their call, and then commended the Oasis Project UK for being the sole sponsors of many of their activities.

Other participating youths included members of the United Youth Association.