FEGAMY 2023 National Summer Youth Camp underway in Banjulinding

FEGAMY 2023 National Summer Youth Camp underway in Banjulinding

By Sulayman Waan

The Federation of Gambia Muslim Youth (FEGAMY), a local youth organization on Sunday commenced a weeklong 2023 Youth Summer Camp at Banjulinding, West Coast Region.

The weeklong event is taking place at DirectAid Centre in Banjulinding.

 FEGAMY is an organization comprising professionals from diverse disciplines, including health, education, journalism, politics, and students from various academic and professional levels across the country.

 The Summer Camp aims to provide one hundred and twenty-eight (128) young participants from primary schools, junior schools, senior schools and tertiary institutions with a unique and enriching experience based on the teachings of Islam. The camp will include enlightening class sessions, thought-provoking conferences and the opportunity to learn from esteemed scholars.

The camp will also include Quranic recitations, speeches, poetry, Islamic songs and sporting activities.

In his welcoming remarks, Dr. Pa Samba Secka, President of FEGAMY expressed delight for attending the annual Islamic gathering. He described the camp as a place where young people converge to worship the Almighty Allah as well as learn about the teachings of Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W). However, he welcomed everyone in the summer camp.

 Dr. Secka prayed that Allah bestow his blessings on all participants. He commended all those who supported FEGANY in the implementation of the event, most especially Afrimed International Hospital for providing medical support to the camp.

“We are grateful to all those who supported us in the implementation of the activity,” he added.

Dr. Omar Jagne, Chief Executive Officer of Afrimed International Hospital who doubled as the Guest Speaker commended the organization for supporting and empowering the young people. He said that Afrimed International Hospital is committed to support FEGAMY in empowering the young ones.

Ebrima Bah, director for FEGAMY 2023 National Summer Youth Camp informed the gathering that there would be a series of presentations during the course of the camp that are geared towards empowering the youth with the needed information to develop themselves.

 Mr Bah, also a journalist, said research has shown that providing quality education is the best way to empower young people. However, he said experts and well experienced people will have direct contact with the participants to equip them with skills and knowledge.

 “This is a camp where you come to learn. We would like to acknowledge the participants for their understanding. We also urge you (participants) to maintain your understanding,” Mr. Bah said.

He assured the participants that they will get the needed knowledge and advice during the weeklong camp.

Omar A. Bojang, chairman of the FEGAMY Advisory Board said the organization was formed to bring public officials and Islamic scholars to work together to contribute to national development as well as support Islamic education.

 Bojang urged all participants to continue their commitment towards the organization to ensure its sustainability and continuous activity implementation.

 Sheikh Tijan Cham, vice president of Kotu Senior Secondary School said: “Education is very important. It would help one to understand that he or she is created by Allah. Therefore, we have to act beautifully to Allah and thank Him for creating us.”

“Almighty Allah created humans purposely to worship Him. Thus, people should continuously worship Allah and have maximum respect for their parents, most especially our mothers,” he preached.


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