SLA to Roll Out “Kick Out Coronavirus Initiative”

Apr 20, 2020, 1:34 PM

Sabally Leadership Academy (SLA), a youth empowerment foundation established by former Presidential Affairs Minister and International Speaker, Momodou Sabally, is set to launch an awareness and community support initiative dubbed “Kick Out Coronavirus Initiative”.

Since the advent of the coronavirus crisis, the SLA has conducted awareness programmes on hand washing and physical distancing as well as handing out donations of detergents and food items to organisations like The Gambia Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (GADHOH); the Tanka Tanka Psychiatric Hospital, and individuals.

In a media release, the President and founder of the SLA stated “The next stage of our intervention will entail a stepping up of our sensitisation programmes and the designation of physical distancing Ambassadors to spread the message on the need to give space and protect our communities from further transmission of the coronavirus.”

The SLA’s musical outfit, SLA Cultural Choir will also shoot and launch a music video in line with the sensitisation programme on social distancing.

Members of the SLA Cultural Choir have already been designated as the initial cohort of the “SLA Physical Distancing Ambassadors”, tasked with disseminating messages about hand-washing and physical distances.

Set up as a branch of the Sabally Leadership Academy (SLA), the Choir is an initiative geared towards reclaiming the glory of African culture and using it to educate and inspire people.  Within 2 years of its establishment, SLA Cultural Choir has already gone mainstream with hit performances on regular platforms in the Gambian music scene. The  Choir had its debut on the popular Open Mic Festival in 2018 and also took a lead role in the entertainment segment of the royal banquet held in honour of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall during their visit to The Gambia in November, 2018.

Established in 2015, Sabally Leadership Academy (SLA) is a youth mentorship foundation aimed at educating, instructing and inspiring youths for self-fulfillment and positive contribution towards community development and national progress.