Omar Bah, Activista WCR Chapter chairperson, in his opening remarks said the organisation is a network of young people and students across rich and poor backgrounds connected to Action Aid.
He noted that they are currently running campaign for a hunger free world.
“In this, we seek to understand and highlight the causes of hunger and the network provides a unique opportunity for young people to engage in local and global change making,” he said.
According to him, in The Gambia, Activista is merged with the national chapter of African Youth Coalition Against Hunger, and was started as a pilot project in 2008, and works under the guidance and support of Action Aid International The Gambia (AAITG).
Jali Mamudou Kuyateh, Activista WCR Focal Person, told participants to be very proactive in their drive to promote the ideology of the organisation saying that the training would in no doubt promote their understanding towards leadership campaign and management.
“I am very grateful with the response from the participants from schools and affiliated networks across the region for honouring our invitation to be part of the training,” he said.
Saffiatou Bobb, the lead trainer who also doubles as Activista national trainer coordinator, described the training as ‘timely and vital’ as it was meant to hone the basic knowledge of the participants on leadership.
Nfamara Colley, Activista national coordinator, in a brief remark lauded the participants for their foresight. The purpose of the training according to him was to equip the participants with the basic understanding of leadership management.
Aminata Sowe, dilating the motivation part of the training noted that it is through motivation one can achieve one’s aims and aspirations in life, saying that it is also incumbent on the participants to make the best use of the opportunity given to them.
Nyima Sanyang, a participant in a vote of thanks, appealed to the participants to share the knowledge gained from the training to their peers as it will help them realise their objectives as agents of change in both their communities and schools.]]>