Jul 8, 2010, 6:00 PM
The MoU, signed in Bundung on Sunday, sought to foster friendship, cooperation and partnership between the two community-based youth organisations.
The chairperson of SYA, Modou Lamin Sanyang, said the partnership will bring the two youth organisations into close contact to share experience and expertise.
Mr Sanyang hailed TYDA for seeing SYA as a role model, saying his organisation will continue to serve as a brighter example not only to TYDA but also to other organisations in the country.
For his part, Modou Lamin DF Jammeh, chairperson of TYDA, said the signing of the MoU is a “very historic and joyous day” for them.
He said before they come into contact with SYA, they had been hearing the good efforts of the association, which gives them passion to be in partnership with such a “progressive organisation”.
Mr Jammeh said the TYDA aims so high but it would be difficult to achieve all the operational targets without affiliating with experienced organisations like SYA.
Kebba Jeffang, secretary general of SYA, said: “We have realised that in this globalised world where resources are inadequate and issues becoming more complex, partnership is key in attaining organisational goals.This is why at SYA we have adopted an open door policy to collaboration.”
Mr Jeffang said SYA and TYDA share a lot in common and with the MoU both associations and their communities stand to benefit a lot.