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KEYCDA Girls Assembly trains community assoc committees on leadership, others

Sep 30, 2020, 1:37 PM

The Assembly for the Welfare of Girls and Young Women, a sub-organ of Kombo East Youth and Children Development Alliance (KEYCDA) has ended a three-day training for executive members of its Community Association platforms within the district.

The training, which was conducted in Kuloro was centered on the concept of the Assembly, survey methodology, leadership and organizational structure. The forum attracted participants from Kuloro, Jiboroh, Faraba, Sohm and Kafuta.

The Assembly was established in 2009 following a resolution for its establishment and passed during the KEYCDA 5th youth and children empowerment forum in Jiboroh.

The idea of creating the Assembly targets to create an enabling environment for young girls and women to share their problems with limited interference from their male counterparts.  The Assembly operates through its community girls’ platforms that are setup within the five community associations in the District.

Speaker of the Assembly, Ms Fanta Darboe said the rationale behind the training is to provide opportunity for community associations’ executives to be able to understand the structure of the Assembly and their roles and responsibilities.

She said when the various community association executive committees are well grounded in the understanding of their responsibilities; it will help the Assembly in its advocacy and activities.

Ms Darboe thanked the participants for their commitment to the cause of the welfare of young girls and women in the district and encouraged them to make the best use of the training.

The KEYCDA board chairperson, Dembo Kuyateh underscored the importance of the training, saying it was timely and will empower the participants to understand their role in the operation of their platforms.

He thanked the Assembly for their efforts, saying that KEYCDA as an Alliance is a role model to many youth organizations in The Gambia.

Kuyateh thus called on institutions and agencies to partner with KEYCDA for sustainable community development, saying the Alliance has skills and human resources for sustainable development.

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