Foundation, a newly-registered foundation in The Gambia, over the weekend
wrapped up a two-day training for 15 young people on Sexual Reproductive
event that brought participants from different areas across the West Coast
Region was held at the Mamuda Lower Basic School.
to officials, Nyaboute, which means ’family’ foundation was out to promote
health, education of women and girls through social and behavioral change
It also addresses sexual reproduction health
issues, family planning, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), gender-based
violence, early and forced marriage and epidemics such as tuberculosis,
malaria, HIV through community volunteers where possible at basic health
the forum, Abdoulie K. Baldeh, president of the foundation, said the foundation
was registered in April this year and the founder is Gloriamarpinez Mane who
also is the donor of the project.
said the two-day training on sexual reproductive health targets youth as they
are the leaders of tomorrow.
Baldeh expressed expectation that the training would enhance participants’
knowledge on the reproductive health system.
his welcoming remarks, the deputy headmaster of Mamuda Lower Basic School, Essa
Balajo, expressed gratitude to the organisers for choosing his school as the
center for the training.
Balajo described the training as the first of its kind, noting that his school
has never played host to such an important forum before.
He challenged the participants to make the
best use of the training and share the knowledge gained with others.
speaking at the forum, Jerreh Manneh, secretary general of the Nyaboute Foundation
thanked the deputy headmaster of Mamuda Lower Basic and his staff for creating
an enabling environment for them to conduct the training in their school
“Without health it is difficult to achieve
something in our generation,” he said, adding that the forum was timely as it
would avail the participants the opportunity to know about sexual reproductive
Cham on behalf of the participants expressed appreciation to the Nyaboute
Foundation for coming up with the initiative geared towards building and
enhancing their knowledge about sexual reproductive health system.
also challenged her colleagues to disseminate what they have learned during the
training with their people at home.