AMWC on youth talk show
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The Africa Movement of Workers and Children has recently organized a talk show, dubbed “Katcha show”, and drama performance in Farafenni, in the North Bank Region. The event took a form of a mach past led by the Farafenni Scout Band. The day was set aside to avail young people the opportunity to discuss issues relating to child abuse and things affecting young people.
Alieu Mbowe, president of the association said the ultimate objective of the association is to contribute to the progress and empowerment of young people in all spheres of development. He encouraged the participants to give time to the empowerment of young people for a better tomorrow. Mbowe also posited that to succeed in life, there is need for hard work and commitment, while reminding young people that there is no shortcut to success.
Lamin Mboob, officer commanding, Farafenni Police Station emphasized the need for young people to always observe respect for their parents, teachers and the rule of law and distance themselves from the use and trafficking in drugs. He also urged them to always distance themselves from illegal migration, corruption and any unlawful act at all times and always serve as worthy ambassadors of their respective communities.
Jewru Krubally from the Alternative Dispute Resolution Secretariat (ADRS), who is the adviser of the association also urged members of the association to always remain steadfast in their activities and be always ready to face new challenges. Mohamed Hydara, secretary of the association, gave background information on the association, saying it started first with four countries; namely Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Mali with the aim to improve the status of young people and children and address issues affecting them; such as illegal migration, drug abuse, child labour, marginalization of youths among others.
Author: Alhagie Babou Jallow in NBR