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A rounded structure of leadership and participation

The Daughter of Africa Foundation Committee

Seventeen leaders from across five communities that engaged with our Management and Leadership training course in 2016 elected to transition into the DOAF committee so they could fully take part in guiding the foundations development and keeping it relevant and integral to every day developments in The Gambia. This has been a great step forward for the foundation because this diversity of leadership not only enables rich growth but also makes sure that the projects coming into the communities are relevant, ethical and sustainable from an African lens. The group also wholeheartedly elected Famara Fatty as Programme Manager, much valued for his experience and management abilities gained from working with other international charities for many years.

Youth Leaders

Our partnership organisations offered their young people the opportunity to become youth leaders with DOAF. Currently, eighteen young people take an active part in supporting the delivery of projects led by the international and local leaders, building their leadership skills and relevant work experience.

Gambia has a population of 1,991,000, with 19 to 30 year olds making up almost 37%. There is 38% Youth unemployment, and  inflation is rising, pushing up the cost of food and necessities. 

For more information see: 2014 UN Development Programme report.

Abuko, Gambia