May 5, 2010, 1:57 PM
The acting British High Commissioner Birse Graham yesterday presented the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council Certificate to seven award participants of the Presidents International Award of The Gambia who participated in the 2006-07 in Scotland at his office in Fajara.
Speaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Graham said the program will enable young people to contribute towards the socio-economic development of their country.
He advised the youth to serve as role models and to continue the partnership between the two countries.
For his part, the permanent secretary youth and sports, Mamanyick Njie, stated that the young people of the two countries, through the exchange program, have learn a lot about each others culture and tradition.
Ps Njie said the president of the republic, because of his passion for the youth, set up the NYSS and the PIA.
He said the Gamscot project is helping the youths of The Gambia.
The chief executive of PIA, Abdoulie Bah, said PIA is tasked with creating opportunities for the youth of the world.Margaret Newlands gave a brief background history of the Gamscot project and the exchange visit which dates from 2003