Thursday, March 18, 2010
Girl Guides In Clean Up Exercise
As they Prepares for 80 Years Celebrations
NEWS BANJUL, THE GAMBIA(MB)- Members of The Gambia Girls Association from all walks of life last Saturday engaged in a massive cleaning exercise along the Management Development Institute Road Kanifing, as preparations for the 80 years anniversary is in high gears.
Speaking to reporters, Mrs, Yamundow Jange Jobe, Chief Guide Commissioner said that as guides they are part and parcel of the community, as a result they need to take part in activities in the community.
She noted that it is incumbent on them to take part in the cleaning exercise noting that keeping the environment clean should be the concerns of all sundry.
Chief Guide explained that as guides it is among their roles and responsibilities to help the youngster in making their dreams come true by helping them and guiding them in the right direction.
According her, the association joins many to take part in the national cleaning exercise as part of their strategies plan for the year saying that “this is just the beginning of this years activities and more is in the pipeline for our association”
She revealed that the World Association of Girl Guides and Girls (WAGG), is 100 years old and for The Gambia is 80 years adding that on Saturday the association will celebrates it 80 years anniversary in a grand style at their skill centre, with will be grace by high personalities in the educations sector, development partners, non-governmental organisations and individuals.
Jange-Sonko stated that the day is celebrated world wide to remember their friends stating that some of their friends where with them in the last celebrations but due to one reason or the other they are not with them in this year’s celebrations.
She then pays tribute to the people of Haitti and other who are affected by natural disasters all over the world.
According to her, this years theme is “ Thinking Day”, which she underscore is a day for reflection adding that the day is created in observance of their father Lord Borden Powell.
She thanked all the members who take part in the cleaning exercise from region one and two respectively. Mrs Ruth Jawla Secretary General and Mrs Kadijatou A Jorbateh all expressed similar comments.