Aug 11, 2020, 11:45 AM
Athletics is one of the most popular sports in the world, and equally, the most watched live event in The Gambia. Looking at its nature, it requires months of preparations just to prove oneself in a single day.
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.
As part of its constitutional requirements, The Gambia Volleyball Federation will on Saturday December 26th 2020 converge at B.O. Semega Janneh Hall in Serekunda East to report to its members activities carried out by the federation in the year 2019/2020 and also finances spent by the body during the year under review.
The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has identified t four venues to host the 2020-2021 Division One and Two League matches.
The minister of Youth and Sports, Bakary Y. Badjie on Friday laid the foundation stone of a mini-stadium worth D6,825000 (six million eight hundred and twenty-five thousand dalasis) in Kafuta village, Kombo East District, West Coast Region.