Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Education Network Elects New Board Members

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Education for All Campaign Network The Gambia (EFANet) has elected their new board members during their General Assembly meeting held last week.

The Board of Directors of the network, who will serve as an oversight body and steer the affairs of the coalition for three consecutive years, comprises the following positions; Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and Treasurer.

The meeting was held at a local hotel in Bijilo under the theme: “General Assembly and Election of the EFANet Board of Directors and Induction Training.”

The newly elected Vice Chairperson for EFANet, Agi Awa Sillah, promised to give her full support to the board chair and promote the education network to higher height.

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Madam Sillah said she will make education advocacy her priority to ensure it is brought to the door step of every child.

“I will liaise with every board member so that we achieve the EFANet goals,” she said.

Lamin Jawara, new Treasurer for EFANet, said he has been a volunteer throughout his career and that hence EFANet is an advocacy group, the function of the treasurer will be very key.

“I believe in team work and I promise by the end of our term in office, you will see the standard move from one level to the other,” he assured.

Meanwhile, Jawara said he will support the secretariat to ensure education of every child is protected and respected.

Bakary Badjie, who is re-elected as Chairperson for EFANet, reaffirmed the network’s close collaboration with all stakeholders, especially Gambia Teachers Union (GTU) and ActionAid for their support and guidance through their campaign for every child’s right to education is respected in The Gambia.

Badjie therefore thanked all EFANet members for once again handing the network’s affairs to him for the past three years, while assuring to continue work as expected and promise to work as it should be.

Kebba Omar Jarjusey, EFANet National Coordinator, said the General Assembly marked a milestone for the education network and it was a great achievement.

He said he has no doubt that the people tasked with the work will live up to expectation, adding that they are people with high integrity and commitment.

Jarjusey said the new board will take the education network to another level and work towards the attainment of SDG 4 (Education for All).

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