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Senegalese high commissioner affirms support for Camp Africa

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Camp Africa is a trans-national project that brings together students from the sub region and the UK to embark on sustainable development activities; promote responsible tourism and provide ongoing support to cultural initiatives.

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“The idea is very significant to the development of the young people, especially in the education and tourism sector,” Ndiaye told the camp’s officials who paid a courtesy visit to him recently. 

He added: “I will do my utmost financially and morally to help sustain the initiative.”

Ndiaye tasked Camp Africa officials to broaden the camp by as many students, and explore new areas, such as the United States. 

He added: “Tourism plays a vital role in any economic development; therefore, bringing students to the annual camp in The Gambia and Senegal is significant to national development.”

Speaking earlier, George Gomez, director of Camp Africa Gambia, said Camp Africa sets out to strengthen the already existing relationship between Senegal and The Gambia. 

He said of the visit: “The aim of our visit to your office is very significant to the development of our organisation. This prompted us to pay you a courtesy call on you in order to brief you about the role and activities of Camp Africa, especially on our upcoming event scheduled for next month in Senegal.”

Gomez informed the embassy that the event will witness an open market fashion show for both Gambian and Senegalese fashion designers.

He added: “The fashion show is to create a platform for Gambian designers to showcase their brands and also exchange business ideas and collaborate with their counterparts in Senegal.”

According to him, Camp attracts over 50 students annually from the sub region and the UK, but added that their main challenge is financial sustainability.

Also speaking, the Camp Africa representative in Ziguinchor, Kadialy Badji, shed light on the significant of the organization. 

Badji, who was accompanied by other Camp Africa officials from different universities in Ziguinchor, expressed the need for the embassy’s support. 

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