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The Point: CorpsAfrica launches Gambia Chapter

Written by Pa Modou Cham

“CorpsAfrica, an international non-governmental organisation established in 2011, yesterday launched its Gambia chapter and swore in 11 volunteers who would serve in all regions of the country for one year.

In the Gambia, CorpsAfrica will focus on climate change and resilience, emphasising its green initiatives. The volunteers will identify the sectors of greatest need to implement small-scale solutions to build resilience in the community, thereby contributing to community development.

In an event held at the SDKJ conference centre, Foday Bojang, CorpsAfrica country director, stated that CorpsAfrica’s mission and objective are to provide opportunities for African youth to serve as volunteers in their own countries along the lines of the Peace Corps model.  He added that the volunteers would be sent to rural Gambia to live for a year to facilitate small-scale and high-income projects identified by local communities…”

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