14 February 2013

Gambia: Football Gambia Strengthens Ties With Communities

Over 46 British volunteers from Football Gambia, a charitable organisation based in the United Kingdom, recently took part in meaningful project activities geared towards improving the lives of Gambians through physical and financial contribution to enable the needy realise their primary objectives.

The organisation is involved in promoting education and developing communities through football in The Gambia. The one-week visit will avail the visitors the opportunity to interact, as well as share ideas and talents with the local communities. The volunteers, many of whom are football coaches, accountants, businessmen, general managers, restaurant managers, auditors, electricians, teachers and youth workers, visited several communities, including Nuimi Sita Nunku, Cheesy and Kerewan in the North Bank Region amongst others.

Ian Stapleton, the founder and director of Football Gambia (UK charity) underscored the importance of their immense participation in developmental activities in the country, which he said range from promoting education to developing communities through football.

According to him, he first came to The Gambia in 2009 as a tourist, but having the experience in coaching the U-9 and U-14 in the UK, he was inspired to give out his skills to the young lads of this country. He added that he started with Lamin KGH, a football academy based in Lamin Village in the Kombo North District.

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