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Six-week summer camp ends at American Corner

Sep 6, 2012, 10:05 AM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

The US embassy’s funded six-week students summer camp came to a close recently with award of certificates given to students at a ceremony held that the America Corner.

The summer camp attracted 38 students from twelve different schools, to building their capacity in different fields of academic studies such as creative writing, pottery, scientific experiment, mathematics, debate and field visits.

Speaking at the closing, US ambassador to The Gambia, Edward M. Alford, said: “We are really happy about the program, particularly the American Corner, which my predecessor started couple of years ago.”

“It is a wonderful opportunity to have the activity at the Corner, which has facilities including internet. I would look forward to learn more of what you did in the summer,” said Ambassador Alford.

He urged the students to go back to school, talk to the people, and tell others about what they have learnt at the summer camp.

"I am a month old in The Gambia and I learn new things every day, I have been to twelve countries for the past thirty years but The Gambia is more hospitable country with wonderful people,” said the US diplomat.

Speaking to one of the volunteers at the camp, Amadou B. Jallow said they have trained the students in different areas, saying the camp went well.

He said the camp would go a long way in helping the students in their school studies, adding that they went to the national museum to help the students know more about history and better prepare for their exams.