UN targets programme to raise awareness in children

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Ade Mamonyane Lekoetje was speaking over the weekend at the UN House in Cape Point during the presentation of gift bags to two students who were declared winners of the recent UN Day Radio Quiz Competition. 

She said: “As part of celebrations marking UN Day, we organised a competition for students and we had 15 questions. It was a radio programme and only two people were able to come up with the correct answers. The quiz is basically for young people to know more about the United Nations and the work it does. Our mandate and work in The Gambia and its various members as well as to share knowledge the work of the UN internationally.  In terms of knowledge sharing, and in terms of sensitisation, we intend to have a programme where we would do presentations on the work of UN internationally and nationally at schools and at the university. There are other areas of knowledge sharing that we intend to explore. We have what we call the development forum which is a forum for older people and we will continue sharing knowledge about the UN. You guys have to know what the UN is about and so I am happy that you know  about it and what is happening in The Gambia. We hope that you will talk more about the United Nations with your friends and after a tour of the UN offices; you will have greater knowledge on UN through what you will see. I want you to encourage your friends at your schools to read more about the United Nations.”

The winners of the 15-question Afri-Radio quiz competition are Basiru Sanyang, a 10-old-year student of Tujereng Lower Basic School, and Mariama Baldeh, a 16-year-old of Bakoteh Upper Basic School. The ceremony was attended by representatives and officials of all UN agencies that make up the UN system in The Gambia. 

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