By Samsideen Ceesay
The National Federation for Gambia UNESCO Clubs and Centers, a voluntary body under the auspices of UNESCO NATCOM, has recently held its biannual congress at a ceremony held at the friendship hostel in Bakau.
The aim of the congress is to elect new executives that will steer the affairs of the federation as well as review the past.
Various institutions and individuals were certified for their valuable contributions.
Addressing the delegates at the congress, the newly elected president Momodou M Sarr, said: “We have succeeded in reviving the UNESCO clubs countrywide with the support of the national commission of Unesco,” he said, noting that the federation registered some appreciable successes ranging from the celebration of international peace day sponsored by UNESCO, in-house training for its members, registered the federation under the national youth council.
He added: “I commend and appreciate the work of my executive members that paved the way to the success of the federation as well as institutions for their support. I applaud king fisher trust for certifying the clubs’ members, Africell, Kombo real estate, NATCOM-UNESCO, NSGA and humanity starz band for their foresight towards the development of the federation.”
Also speaking at the congress, the principal program officer, national commission for unesco, Maimuna Sidibeh, thanked members of the federation for their efforts in reviving the unesco clubs as well as the relations that exist between the national federation for Gambia UNESCO Clubs and Centers and National Commission for UNESCO.
Below is the list of the elected executives
President, Momodou M Sarr,
Vice president, Mariama A Camara
Secretary General, Lamin Ceesay
Treasurer, Isatou Sillah
Communication officer, Muhammed Lamin Dibba
Program officer/education and culture, Omar Camara
Program officer science and environment, Lamin Saidy Fye
Auditor, Kalifa Njie
Asst auditor, Musa Jallow