May 19, 2020, 1:40 PM
In early March 2020, The Gambia Government declared a state of public health emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has hit country just as it has on the rest of the World.
The day-long training centered on the fight against FGM/C, child marriage and gender-based violence.
Welcoming participants, Fanta Darboe, speaker for the Girls Assembly, described the training as ‘very significant and timely’.
She reminded that many girls and young women are going through lots of issues ranging from gender-based violence to other rights violations in their respective communities.
“In most cases they always find it difficult to report it.”
Darboe expressed optimism that the training would serve as a guidance to tackle some of the challenges many girls and women go through.
She equally advised participants to share the knowledge gained during the training with those not fortunate to be part of it.
Fama Barry, female Ambassador for the District Girls Assembly and ANJOFA Netherlands Coordinator, said they have operated within the West Coast Region since their establishment in 2010.
She underscored the significance of the training, which she said is to share issues affecting young girls and women in their communities.
Ousman Manneh on behalf of KEYCDA advised participants to make best use of the training as well as tasked trainers to deliver as expected.
Participants from both Kombo Central and East, thanked the District Assembly in partnership with ANJOFA Netherlands for the timely intervention.
They also promised to share the knowledge gained with their colleagues in their various communities.
Students from Essau and Albreda Senior Secondary Schools respectively re-engaged in a series of school based activities centered on the Outstanding Universal Values of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites found in the communities, such as - Kunta Kinteh Island of Juffureh and the Fort Bullen in Barra.
The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS), National Youth Council (NYC) and West African Bird Study Association (WABSA) in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Saturday launched the one million trees planting project in Suwareh Kunda, North Bank Region.
Saama Kairo Federation; a local partner to ChildFund The Gambia on Friday donated sanitary items worth over D700, 000 to its sponsored and enrolled families in Kombo East and Central, the police and the Regional Health Directorate.