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US Embassy to certify 14 communities

Sep 23, 2015, 9:50 AM | Article By: Adama K. Jallow

The United States Embassy in Banjul is set to certify 14 communities across the country at the embassy’s annual grants signing ceremony to be held on Tuesday 29 September 2015 at the American Corner-Comium Building on Kairaba Avenue, the embassy has confirmed to The Point.

According to the embassy, 14 communities across The Gambia would be awarded the Ambassador’s Special Self Help (SSH) grant to fund selected projects.

The entire community driven projects were chosen out of 112 submitted proposals, which the embassy believes would “significantly” impact the lives of the beneficiaries.

The statement further said that a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that convinced its ability to achieve timely concrete results has been awarded a Julia Taft Refugee Fund (JTRF) grant.

“These grants are a small demonstration of the Embassy’s and the US Government’s commitment to working with the people of The Gambia on community development issues and the welfare of refugees in The Gambia, the embassy’s statement said.

This is regarded as part of their collective efforts to achieve the development goals in the Gambia.