42 students from Demon Fort University visit Gambia
As part of a student visit programme, in partnership with Global Hands Gambia (GHG), at least 42 students from Global Hands Leicester in the United Kingdom Saturday arrived in the Gambia for 11-day working visit.
Global Hands Gambia is a youth charitable organisation under the umbrella body of Global Hands Leicester in the United Kingdom.
Global Hands Gambia was formed in January 4th 2013, primarily aimed at building capacities. GHG is also involved in five key areas, such as education, health, agriculture, environment, and entrepreneurship.
Speaking at a press conference held on Saturday at the American Corner in Bundung, GHG chairperson, Jimmy Hendry Nzally, said the upcoming trip of its partners is part of an ongoing community project his organisation is spearheading, in collaboration with its parent body Global Hands Leicester, UK.
According to him, the ongoing project at Manduar, West Coast Region, will be an educational resource centre comprising many components, like health, environment, entrepreneurship, amongst others, which if completed is expected to host 100 students and also attract both local and foreign academicians and lecturers, to discuss about global issues affecting young people.
Hendry revealed that during the upcoming trip, visiting students, who are also members of Global Hands Leicester, will engage in seminars with Gambian students, aimed at discussing pertinent issues of global concern, like global inequality, poverty, illiteracy, youth empowerment, amongst others.
He added: “our guest will also explore the cultural diversity of the country, witness a book launch, understand development from the southern perspective, by involving in community service with locals and experience work life in The Gambia by visiting selected institutions”.
GHG chairperson further explained that, his organisation is non-political and is purely into ongoing humanitarian activities, like provision of free reading classes for school children, organising online conferences with foreign universities, staging a weekly radio show, and organising seminars in senior school, called “school folder project” which addresses issues like illegal migration, moral laxity, amongst host of others.
He also said GHG, which goes by the motto, ‘building a better Gambia with our own sweat’, is comprised of enterprising young people ready to contribute towards nation-building, by inspiring fellow youths to realise their potentials and unveil hidden talents, by provoking consciousness and personal initiative.
For his part, GHG secretary-general, Abdoulie Nyass, urged youths to embrace the organisation, thus young people are the engine of national development and the future leaders of the country.
Other speakers at the event included Fatou Saho and Abdoulie Jatta, who are both members of Global Hands Gambia.