Category Gambia

Success Story from the Gambia: Yahya Kandeh Supports Youths and Community Health

Yahya Kandeh was born on the 29th of April, 1984. He was raised in Cha Kunda, a village in the Central River Region of The Gambia with his two older brothers, sister, and one young brother and two sisters from his father’s second wife. Even though his parents valued education, they like many others in […]

Success Story from the Gambia: Salimatou Fatty, Advocate for Children’s and Women’s Rights

Salimatou Fatty was born in Kerewan village in the North Bank Division of the Gambia in 1994 to modest and loving parents Aja Fatoumatta Jarra Ceesay and Alhajie Saikou Fatty. When she was just one year old, her father passed away. Salimatou is the seventh of her mother’s nine children, but has nearly 20 siblings […]

Success Story from the Gambia: Modou Basirr Leigh, Youth Leader

Modou Basirr Leigh was born in 1989 in Serrekunda, a large town in the Gambia. Serrekunda is a place with strong cultural and religious traditions where Muslims and Christians enjoy good relations. Modou’s parents viewed education as the most essential aspect of their children’s development. Modou was fortunate to attend some excellent, although not very […]

Success Story from The Gambia: Alieu Jallow Supports Young Entrepreneurs

Alieu Jallow was born in Ker Ardo, in the North Bank of the Gambia in 1990. His childhood memories are of being a herdsman and of hardship, especially in years when the rains failed. Through his mother’s perseverance to obtain sufficient funds, Alieu was fortunate to be able to graduate from Masroor Senior Secondary School […]