Current Happenings - 2015
THE GAMBIA YMCA INTRODUCES THREE YEARS (2015 – 2017) PROJECT “DIMBALANTE” –HELPING ONE ANOTHER
The Gambia YMCA signed an MOU with The Sport Alliance of YMCAs in Finland for a three years (2015-2017) project. The name of the project “DIMBALANTE” in one of our native languages means “Helping One Another”. This project promotes education and healthy lifestyle through physical education. Our beneficiaries are young people between the ages of 13 to 18 years across three regions in The Gambia namely:
- Greater Banjul Area
- West Coast Region
- Lower River Region
A total number of 1500 marginalized youth, both male and female will directly benefit from this 3 year project.
In this project, support will be provided to underprivileged youths, by giving them an opportunity to excel in education and /or physical education, in a conducive and equal opportunity environment, while promoting global thinking initiatives. The whole project helps youth and their families by helping them develop proper nutritional habits and encourage physical education and exercise to improve their living conditions.
Our Y Club students from both Upper Basic and Senior Secondary schools across the three regions will be our primary beneficiaries.
The project is divided into three components namely
- Afterschool programs
- Health, fitness and wellness
The co-operation partners are The Sport Alliance of YMCAs in Finland, The Gambia YMCA and Scholar Athletes for Change in Gambia (S.A.C)
YMCA Computer Training Centre and Digital Studio, Launching Jokkolabs Banjul
The Gambia YMCA Computer Traioning Centre and Digital Studio, has signed an MOU with Jokkolabs to launch the Banjul Jokkolabs, which will be operating from its centre in Kanifing South. Jokkolabs already operates in eight different locations located in West Africa, North Africa and Europe. "JOKKOLABS is an open innovation ecosystem and a virtual cluster for a social change based on an organic entrepreneur community and a network of innovation centers.
The launching of Jokkolabs Banjul will take place at the end of April 2015, stay updated by following our facebook and twitter pages.