Sep 13, 2012, 10:15 AM
Youth in Development Organization (YIDO) on Friday paid a courtesy call on the Taiwanese Ambassador to The Gambia, His Excellency Samuel Chen, at his office in Bakau.
The youth group led by their chairperson Sambujang Drammeh, was at the Taiwanese embassy to thank Ambassador Chen for giving support to their just concluded youth forum on the Gambia/Taiwan relations.
The meeting was also meant to strengthen the partnership between the youth group and the embassy.
The chairperson of YIDO, Sambujang Drammeh, thanked the ambassador for his personal commitment in ensuring that their forum was successful.
He used the opportunity to hail the government of Taiwan for her continued support towards the development of The Gambia.
He briefed Ambassador Chen about the powerful presentations on educational opportunities in Taiwan and the political and cultural ties between the two countries respectively made by Adama Ceesay, Senior HR Manager at Gampost, and Nfamara Jawneh, a youth activist.
The secretary general of YIDO, Sailu Bah, also thanked the Ambassador for the warm welcome accorded to them.
He also said the organisation is looking forward to working hand in hand with the ROC embassy and other development partners to achieve their goals.
Other executive members such as Oumie Ceesay and Nicholas Cherry briefed the ambassador about their future programmes and activities.
Reacting to their comments and visit, Ambassador Chen hailed the youth group for the visit and advised them to remain focused and to venture into helping their community.
He told them it is good to come with good initiatives as young people and create strong links with others.
He further said they will see what they can do about linking YIDO and other Youth groups in Taiwan.
He also talked about the Taiwan Cultural Centre at the GMPC complex in Kanifing, where young people can also go to research and know more about the cultural practices in Taiwan and learn the Chinese Language, “which is very great advantage to the life” of young people.