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Youth for Development receives grant on FGM sensitisation

Oct 19, 2016, 10:44 AM | Article By: Adam Jobe

United Guardian Youth for Development (UGYD) on Monday held a press briefing for The Girl Generation End FGM grant.

The grant is aimed at creating awareness on the dangers of female genital mutilation to change societal concepts towards the practice and familiarising the traditional circumcisers and others with the FGM law.

Through the grant, UGYD would embark on a two-day training campaign towards creating awareness and changing the societal concept on FGM in Basse.  At least 50 young people are targeted for the programme in November.

Abdoulie Singhateh, secretary general of the UGYD, said the association would embark on a six-month campaign to popularize the laws governing female genital mutilation and child marriage. 

He said these are part of efforts geared towards promoting the girl child in order to sustain a well balance nation with diversified young people healthy and productive for sustainable development.

Baboucarr Kebbeh, communications officer of Youth Anti-FGM Network, said the association has rendered services voluntarily to schools.

Lamin Darboe, executive director of National Youth Council, commended UGYD for taking “this noble initiative”.