The Point (Banjul)

6 February 2014

Gambia: Childfund Awarded 'Child Friendly Institution of the Year'

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"If the young people could find out on their own who are those in situations of child friendly initiative and ChildFund's name happens to come up, for us that's a great thing.

"It means they are holding us accountable and it means we can never relent because we will never want to lose such a position."

Mr Kebbeh also took time to thank His Excellency the President of the Republic of The Gambia and his Government for creating the enabling environment for them to complement the efforts of his Government in implementing their programmes and activities.

Nfamara Darboe, Sponsorship and Communications Manager, said they are happy to receive such an award from the young people of this country.

He said: "To me we are given the award but it's a big challenge on us as an organization. I remember one of my professors saying: 'If they say you are doing good, that's the time you should start doing more because you don't want to be seen as doing good and then go down after that'; so we as ChildFund see it as a challenge and will work on how to improve on what we are doing in helping children and young people in the country."

He concluded by thanking their partners, saying: "We are able to achieve this much because we are partnering with individuals, organizations and the Government of The Gambia, which helps us to get to where we are today.

He therefore assured their partners and Young People in the Media and the Government that their work as an organization in helping young people will continue in good stead in the years ahead.

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