Oct 14, 2020, 11:46 AM
National Youth Council on Saturday marked its 20th anniversary at a ceremony held at NaNA conference hall in Kanifing.
The beneficiary schools and institutions include, Kabafita Lower Basic, Jenoi Primary, Sanyang Nursery schools, Gambia International Foundation, Bakau Health, Bundung Hospital, The Gambia Radio and Television Services. The foundation also presented second hand clothing to individuals as well.
At a presentation held at Ali Bin Abi Talib lslamic Institution, Mustapha Keita, a co-founder of the foundation, informed that the foundation was formed in 2016 to lend a helping hand to schools and institutions both in the private and government sector.
This year, he explained that the foundation is planning to establish a school to teach tailoring courses in their quest to help young people learn gainful skills to complement government’s effort in youth empowerment.
“The foundation faces a lot of challenges in terms of clearing the container from the ports of Banjul which cost the foundation more than 80 thousand dalasis.”
Keita noted that the agents at the Banjul Ports are giving them a lot of challenges instead of helping them, adding that the foundation has to pay a demurrage rate of 25 thousand dalasis because the container stayed two weeks at the ports.
“We are therefore urging government and other institutions that are responsible at the port to try and make things easy for the people who are bring charity items into the country.”
Ousman Tall, a beneficiary thanked the foundation for their foresight in presenting education and health materials to needy institutions, saying that was not the first time of extending support to institutions since the formation of the foundation.
“I am very happy to see the foundation prioritises education and health sectors. I thank them wholeheartedly and urge them to do more. ”he added.
The European Union (EU), in partnership with the African Union (AU), conducted a virtual ministerial meeting on Thursday, 16th July 2020 with a special focus on COVID-19.
Based on the remarkable results enumerated during the implementation of the Building Resilience through Social Transfers for nutrition Security in The Gambia (BReST) project as shown by the end line evaluation report and in the wake of the Covid1-19 pandemic, the European Union in partnership with UNICEF have allocated 200,000 Euros to provide two cash transfers to the beneficiaries that were enrolled into the main BReST project.
A young dynamic team committed in services of contributing to the productive sector of our economy, Beaux’ Arts recently boosted Serrekunda Health Center with medical equipment ranging from sterilizing machine, clipper, distilled water, forceps and trays.