Proposals Gambia from April, 2014
Gambia: Voice Against Force Marriages in Wuli
Force marriage is very common in this community and its causing a lot of problem such as girls dropping out from school very early, health related risks especially during delivery. The campaign would be carried out through a blog. The project seeks to raise awareness about the many dangers associated with the practice, the benefits of girls education and the legal frameworks regard women and girls that have been enacted by the country. It would provide live picture of the practice with interviews and videos with victims, parents, teachers, policymakers, social workers etc.
Gambia: Creating Opportunities for Young Journalists Using the Social Media
The project will target young journalists working with newspapers, magazines, online newspaper and community radios. Young journalists between 18-35 will be targeted during the implementation of the project. We will gather the young journalists train them on using the social media by having their own accounts and blogs-Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and a young journalists blog. Many young journalists are not expose to the use social media by creating self-employment that is to be contracted by government ministries, departments, NGOs etc to manage their social media sites.
Gambia: Global Youth Service
Global Youth Service to engage young people in community service and service learning project in their community and schools. Global Youth Service Day celebrates the millions of young people who improve their communities each day of the year. As the largest service event in the world, Global Youth Service Day is the only day of service dedicated to children and youth. Taking place each year over a weekend in April, Global Youth Service Day is celebrated in over 100 countries. Young people work together with schools, youth organizations, faith-based organizations, national service program