Showing posts from August, 2022

IAC Holds Annual Seminar, Others

                                     By Sheriff Saidykhan The Inter African Committee (IAC), in partnership with Gambia House recently convened the 11th Inter African Committee annual conference and the 5th Nordic Gambia Investment forum in Norway, Oslo.   Established in 2011, the inter African Committee is an NGO organisation targeting people of African descent with different cultural background in Norway.   Readers could recalled that tens of thousands of Gambians left the country during the repressive rule of former President Yayha Jammeh.  The weeklong event brought together Gambians from the Nordic countries, and government dignitaries to devise strategies for the Gambian diaspora to effectively contribute towards the socio-economic development of the country.  Musa Camara, the Director of Diaspora Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs explained the rationale of the Diaspora Directorate.  “The Diaspora Directorate was established at the MOFA in January 2018. The raison d’

MaJac Signs MOU With UTG

  By Sheriff Saidykhan The Media Academy for Journalism and Communication (MaJac) in partnership with the University of The Gambia have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enable journalism students have enrolment from the media academy to the University.  Muhammed S Bah, the President of Gambia Press Union expressed delight and extended gratitude to the management and staff of the media academy for the significant achievement of the MOU.  “The MOU is now into action. We were able to held several meetings with the Dean of the school of Journalism and the media academy with the University of the Gambia. We had several meetings within myself and the board member of the media academy. And also we had meetings with other senior staff of the University. This MOU is very important. The rationale behind is to have a strong partnership between the two schools,” said Muhammed S Bah. He made these remarks during an interview with The Outpost yesterday through WhatsApp.  The si

The Gridlock Traffic: Passengers Laments Frustration Over Traffic Congestion

     By Sheriff Saidykhan  Passengers across the metropolitan areas of the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) have lamented their growing frustrations over the frequent traffic congestion in the country.  This negative trend have compelled many drivers to take a huge diversion, due to traffic congestion of vehicles in the highway. This reporter was out and about in the metropolitan areas to look into the constraints of passengers, during traffic congestion.  Lamin Jammeh, a frequent traveller from Latrikunda Sabiji to Westfield said the wrong parking of vehicles along the highway, is the main factor of the traffic congestion.  The predicaments of the traffic congestion he said, normally resulted to shortages of vehicles in the morning.  “The habit of some drivers packing their vehicles along the road which obstruct the smooth movement of the traffic. Nearly all the workers goes to the same direction in the morning and in the evening is the same thing, so this causes shortages of vehicles

Inside Inspiring Young Stars Full-Circle Learning

  By Sheriff Saidykhan  Amid the growing demand for quality education in the country, Inspiring Young Stars, a non-profit organisation have launched the full-Circle learning (FCL) in various schools. Full-Circle Learning, as an independent organization, exists to help young people for them to embrace their roles as society’s humanitarians and change agents.  Educators from almost every continent have discovered their capacity to transform their communities through Full-Circle Learning teacher training programs and direct service to students and schools.  This reporter was given a rare glimpse of various schools that benefitted from the Full-Circle Learning. At the Royal Seeds Academy school in Tallinding over 57 students benefited from the Full-Circle Learning.  The students and teachers met the participants to familiarise themselves on a field-trip at the convent and a tour at the Bundung Maternal and Child Health  Care Hospital facility to see first hand how many cases come to the ho

IYS Empowers Students Into Learning

  By Sheriff Saidykhan Inspiring Young Stars (IYS), a non-profit organization has over the past years been active at the forefront towards championing good quality education to students across the West Coast Region (WCR).  The organization has a community based library at Abuko, geared towards engaging students into reading, poetry and learning. The founder of Inspiring Youngsters Alagie Ndow, has acknowledged that education is the driving force for sustainable development and poverty eradication.     “I firmly believe education is the best pathway out of poverty and will continue to work and collaborate with all of you to pursue our common visions in further development, expanding and achieving our mission in creating a safe space for all children and girls through our educational programs in communities in The Gambia and beyond” he said. Alagie Ndow CEO He further praised the significant strides of the library since its inception. “Between February 2016 and December 2021 more than 2,