Mar 18, 2022, 2:20 PM
Dr. Isatou Touray, vice president of the Republic of The Gambia has said that, The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) have been a credible partner with committed leadership.
Welcoming the participants, Lamin Bojang, project coordinator of The Gambia Community Library, lauded the initiatives, reminding that the library is initiated to help both the students and the researchers in the area.
This, he added, would also help minimise students who loitered around during school days.
Addressing the gathering, Saloum Sheriff Janko, Gambian Journalist and author, who also doubles as the president of Artists in Alliance for Arts and Culture, said his organisation is ready to work with youth organisations, local communities, artistes and health workers, police, teachers, students and caregivers on issues relating to health including HIV /AIDS, Arts and Culture.
Artists in Alliance for Arts and Culture, he added, is a registered non-profit organisation that works in the promotion of Arts and Culture in the country.
However, the idea of this initiative, he said, is to bring mutual understanding between different cultures by means of collaborative programmes of education, health, tourism and environment for sustainable development.
“Arts and Culture sector is seen as expendable and fast growing sector by many institutions.
Yes some discourage artists, cultural groups, school children and some communities to participate and take lesson on arts and culture and to take ownership of their heritage or artistic works. There is need to properly sensitise people of all ages, make them realise the importance of Arts and their Culture in their respective communities.”
According to him, the aims of the initiative is to create awareness on Arts and Culture and also to connect people through cultural collaboration, music, education , health Art works ,Tourism and Culture, and exchange for sustainable development.
This would help us mobilise resources for development activities of cultural promotions.
Satang Dumbuya, a gender-activist, equally advised students to focus more on their education to be responsible future leaders.
Other projects that the local NGO is working on include, its forthcoming International Kora and Cultural festival slated for 24th to 27th February, 2022.
National Democratic Institute (NDI) and Peace Ambassadors of The Gambia recently hosted an event to present its monthly situational analysis on the country’s upcoming 2021 general elections at a meeting held at the Paradise Suites hotel.
The Ahmadiyaa Muslim Jama’at mission in The Gambia on Thursday presented food items worth sixty-four thousand, seven hundred and forty dalasi (D64,740) to latest fire outbreak victims within the Kanifing Municipality. The presentation was held at Tallinding and Tabokoto respectively.
Havana, Feb 10th.- An intense work program fulfills a delegation of the Gambian, Research, Science and Technology Higher Education Ministry present at the XIII Congress University-2022, which meets in Cuba with the attandence of many countries on five continents.