Current Partners and Projects
Baobab Youth Development Association
(Left to right, front row) Jainaba Jobe,Fatou
Touray, Buba Camara, Jabel Ceesay, and
Momodou S. Jallow
Left to right, middle row) Krubally, Amie Mballow,
Ousman Bah, Teneng Conteh, and Omar Bojang
(Left to right, last row) Sadibou Sey, Aliu Jallow,
Samba Jange, Biran Ceesay, Amadou Camara,
Demba Bah, Muhammed Nyass, and Omar Camara
We have connected with the people in our community, Nema Kunka, but would like to connect and network with a similar organization in the United States,” says Baobab Youth Development Association (BYDA) president Buba Camara.
The Baobab Youth Development Association’s 72 members live in Nema Kunka, an economically-challenged community, south of Banjul, the capital city of The Gambia, West Africa.
- Renovated their new office and BYDA - Phillis Wheatley Library space
- We sponsored 19 Upper and Lower Basic school students, mostly at Latrikunda Upper and Lower Basic Schools
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Bakindik Youth Development Association
BYDA president Ebrima Jallow hands Alieu Jarra
school supplies. Jarra was one of the 30 outstanding
students at Bakindik Lower Basic School to receive
school supplies from the BYDA and POHGEP. Jarra's
teacher Mrs. Mariama Colly looks on.
We have known Ebrima Jallow, president of the Bakindik Youth Development Association (BYDA),
for five years before actually starting to work with his group in 2017. This is our second set of projects on the north bank of the Gambia River.
- We sent our third barrel of gently-used clothes. They sell the clothes at reasonable prices and use the proceeds to fund their other community projects
- BYDA - Richard Pierpoint Library received 10 new books
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Balal Public Library,
Ayuba Suleiman Diallo Education Center
I initially reached out to Alhasan Bah after reading about him and his interest on a listing of Mandela Fellows. Since its start in 2014 by the Obama Administration, the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders has provided young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. higher education institution with support for professional development after they return home.
With international assistance, including that from the Port Of Harlem Gambian Education Partnership (POHGEP), the Balal Public Library, Ayuba Suleiman Diallo Education Center reopened in February.
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Previous Partners and Projects
Gambia National Library
The Gambia National Library Service Authority (GNLSA) serves The Gambia, West Africa as its national and public library.
- In March 2012, POHGEP installed the West Africans in Early America exhibit
- In March 2013, POHGEP helped the GNLSA create a web page, Facebook page, Twitter account, and YouTube page
- Trained personal to teach PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access, Internet Basics, Facebook, Twitter, and Skype for personal and business use
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Connect With the Port Of Harlem Gambian Education Partnership
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