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Youth Innovation Network (GYIN)-Gambia Chapter on Monday 26 October, 2015 held
a daylong presentation on the networks programmes and activities as well as its
scope of operation in the country and beyond at its secretariat in Churchill’s
Town to orient its new members called
GYINers on the concept of GYIN.
the GYIN Gambia coordinator, Mamadou Edrisa Njie, the gathering brought
together GYINers from West Coast Region and Kanifing Municipality who are
interested in the daily affairs of the organization.
Chapter has launched a massive campaign to be organizing a biweekly orientation
‘I am a GYINer’ to orientation our new members,” says the GYIN Gambia
coordinator, while delivering his keynote remarks during the opening ceremony
of the occasion.
disappointment that some GYINers who don’t have much understanding about GYIN due
to their lack of full participation in the organization’s activities.
some active members in the organization who are doing very well but there are
also some who don’t know the aims and objectives of GYIN,” he said, while
noting that as an organization member, you need to know your executive, mission
and vision as well as your motto of the organisation.
orientation campaign, Njie explained, the organization will restructure its
regional chapters in 2016 saying that GYINers who are committed in the network
will be given executive positions.
presentation, he quoted sections in the African Youth Charter and The Gambian Youth
Policy which gives the young people the right to assemble and to join
associations in order to contribute meaningfully towards the development of
national coordinator further said that the young people are agents of change;
therefore they need to work very hard in nation building as enshrined in the National
speaking on the occasion, the GYIN financial controller, Mariam Saine-Sanyang commended
the GYINers for their commitment and readiness in the interest of the
various tips and benefits of forming an organization, which according to her,
pays off as it can build their capacities and expose them to pertinent
She also advised
the GYINers to be more focused; development oriented and let the organization
interest supersede their own individual interest.
One of the
GYINers, Ousainou Saine who also doubled as a member of ILM FOR ALL, a youth
organisation operating in KMC and NBR for his part, preaches on the importance
“We need to
have the spirit of voluntarism in our DNAs and be ready to serve as the world
is all about challenge,” he said.
also challenge the GYINers to be focused, saying that young people should take
up the initiative upon themselves to know the national constitutions and the
youth charter in order to defend their rights.
Ousainou Jallow, Bulock Kapongha Youth Development Association in Foni and
Mariama F Dem delivered the vote of thanks.