Apr 11, 2013, 10:00 AM
Sensitive Youth Association recently organised a one-day youth conference at the Jammeh Foundation for Peace Hospital in Bundung.
The conference formed parts of their efforts at fighting against illegal migration, baby dumping and drug abuse among people.
Speaking at the conference, the public relations officer of the association, Sulayman Sambou, stated that the association was formed on 14 November 2010, with the ultimate aims of bringing young people together on a good footing and engaging the young in community service.
He added that the association among other things is engaged in cleaning public places such as the health facilities, filling of the potholes within the communities, and donating money to the mosques for the settlement of their NAWEC bills.
He added that the association registered challenges they are undergoing, resulting in delays in some of their activities.
Mr Sambou finally urged the youth to remain steadfast and to be committed in the fight against drugs, illegal migration and baby dumping.
“We have to work towards developing a culture of positive change for economic empowerment, operation feed oneself, life skills and skills development,” he said.
Babucarr Cham, an immigration officer, also speaking at the conference, called on the youth to desist from illegal migration and other social menaces.
He urged the youth to concentrate on their education to enable them become good and productive citizens.
He warned that anyone found guilty he or she would face the full force of the law.
Adama Jeng, a representative from the Kanifing Municipal Council, advised the gathering to desist from baby dumping.
He urged them to also desist from smoking and not make their compounds criminal hideouts.