#National News

EFANet conclude ‘education in emergency campaign’

Nov 2, 2020, 12:50 PM | Article By: Ousman Jallow

Education For All Campaign Network the Gambia (EFANet) recently concluded it Education in Emergency Campaign on the theme “Education Cannot Wait – Safe Schools Re-opening!”.

The campaign followed government’s announcement on the re-opening of schools for the Upper and Senior Secondary and ECD and Lower Basic Schools.

EFANet is of the firm conviction that Education Cannot Wait and providing citizens and their members the opportunity to hold government accountable on the Safe re-opening framework; for this reason they organised the campaign.

The campaign intended to raise awareness of key stakeholders and to call on government for the safety of student, dialogue with education authorities on the current prevailing situation in education and influence redesigning of education policies factoring education in emergency situations; sensitize parents, caregivers and teachers on their roles and responsibilities in making sure students go to school safe and the school making sure all students are safe in the school premises and are observing all the necessary WHO/MOHSW and COVID-19 protocols/guidelines to minimize the spread of Covid-19.

Speaking at  Madina Lamin Kanteh (WASSU) in Niani district Central River Region North, Chief of Niani  District Pierre Bah described education as one of the most important sectors in national development.

He therefore called on the people of his district to stand firm and respect education.

Lamin Fatty, Coordinator Child Protection Alliance spoke at length on the importance of the campaign, saying the safety and wellbeing of children cannot be over emphasized.

EFANet board chairman Bakary Jarju hailed EFANet for standardizing education in The Gambia.

Lamin S. Sonko representative of regional education director Region five called on teachers, students, parents and stakeholders to take education seriously as it plays a very important role in national department.

He pointed out strategies put in place to ensure safe re-opening of schools and assured parents that students are safe in schools.                        

Kebab Omar Jarjusey EFANet National Coordinator thanked donors for supporting the organization and providing effective services to the education sector across The Gambia.

In deputizing for the regional governor Alhagie Demba Ceesay called on others to emulate EFANet in advancing education in the country.

Read Other Articles In National News
BAC and Red Cross
BAC, Red Cross fumigate Markets, Mosques and Churches in WCR
Aug 27, 2020, 2:51 PM

In the drive to curtail the spread of corona virus in local communities, Brikama Area Council in collaboration with The Gambia Red Cross Society on Sunday embarked on a mass fumigation exercise targeting markets, mosques, churches and radio stations within Kombo Central, North, South and East.

Noor Aid
Noor Aid UK presents over 7000 bags of rice, oil to needy Muslims
Apr 27, 2021, 12:10 PM

As Muslims continue to observe the Holy Month of Ramadan, Noor Aid UK, a registered charity based in Manchester with the primary objectives of helping the poor and needy in Africa and Asia has donated over 7000 bags of rice, sugar, onions among other items to thousands of households across the country.

Teda
TEDA embarks on tree planting
Sep 25, 2020, 1:34 PM

The Tujereng Estate Development Association (TEDA) recently embarked on a tree planting exercise along the coastline of the community of Tujereng.

Momodou Jaiteh
Coronavirus: Pan African body condemns China over Covid-19
Apr 17, 2020, 2:34 PM

A pan-African NGO, African Union Watch (AU Watch), recently condemned “in the strongest terms possible” all acts of xenophobia, racism and discrimination against Africans in China and against any people elsewhere in the world at all times, but particularly at this time due to Covid-19.