Jul 27, 2011, 2:31 PM
Service for Peace over the weekend celebrated its ten years of service at a ceremony held at the Sukuta Cinema Centre.
The celebration brought together officials of the organization, representatives of other peace organistaions and locals.
Speaking at the ceremony, Ousman Mama Bojang, a senior officer of the organization, said the celebration is a great day not only for members of Service for Peace, but the entire community of Sukuta.
He thanked their volunteers who came all the way from the US, for their support to the organization during the past ten years.
“As volunteers, you have made a great service to the community of Sukuta,” he said.
He added: “Service for Peace for the past ten years has been doing wonders, and we are all a living witness to it.”
He said that the existence of the group in the community was well felt by the people in the area.
“I therefore challenge you to continue servicing the community through volunteerism and call on all members of the Service for Peace to continue the hard work and efforts to see to it that the organization continues achieving its objectives.
Fabakary Kalleh, executive secretary of Peace Ambassadors-The Gambia formerlyYouth Ambassadors of Peace thanked Service for Peace for the invitation extended to his organization.
Kalleh said that young people are very important for the development of any country, adding that peace is life so therefore celebrating peace is very important in the society.
He noted that one way of promoting peace is by creating more employment opportunities for young people, and also providing them with skills.
He congratulated the members of the organization for their achievements, and encouraged them to keep up the momentum.
Other speakers included Ousman Cham member of Service for Peace, Alysia Flynn, a volunteer and Fatou Cham the village development committee chairperson.