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Awa Njie

My name is Awa.k. Njie and I am a 21 years old Gambian.

I live with my extended family including my grandmother, uncles, aunties and lots of cousins in our family compound in Bundung.

The Gambia is known as the smiling coast of West Africa because of its peace and loving people - and I am happy to be one of these!

I started my activism with the Gambia Red cross Society when I was just 11 years old as a volunteer, getting communities, particularly women involved in the work of Red Cross.

In 2009 I received a merit certificate from the Gambia Red Cross Society, as a token of appreciation towards my commitment and dedication in serving humanity. I was also awarded the National Child friendly award in 2008 as the female child right's advocate of the year by young people in the media.

I also volunteer with ACTIVISTA the Gambia, African Youth Coalition Against Hunger and other youth organisations. Recently I became part of the Activista Blogger Swarm which is global blogging group where we will posting blogs about food injustice and climate change.

Presently am attending the University of the Gambia, aspring to have my BSc in development studies as a major and as well as management as a minor.

My hobbies are reading interesting novels (Double Cross and Harry Potter are my favourites), research and making friends.  Besides that I love cooking - especially traditional Gambian food.

 

 

 

Latest blogs

After embarking on that long and hectic journey to rural Gambia, Activista Gambia is finally  back at the National Assembly of Gambia to submit the petition and demands collected from Women...
After months of positive anticipation and planning, the journey to end hunger was really a journey that was worth exploring. I was always excited to travel to the rural Gambia and experience life...
Activista the Gambia Journey to End Hunger
Extreme poverty, hunger and starvation is concentrated on marginalised rural areas in Gambia. Most rural people earn their income as small holder farmers.Smallholder women farmers in Gambia have...
Women Smallholder Farmers
Gambia is the smallest country in West Africa. The population of the country is about 1.5 million people.  Gambia is among the poorest countries in the world and ranked in terms of its human...
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. By G.K Chesterson  Been a girl who come from a country were girls are given the rights to educations, makes...
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.  By Leo Tolstoy In the Gambia most youths don’t value farming because they think it is an occupation for the poor...
Women farming in The Gambia
No part of the world should go ignored. By Elsie a Tanzanian writer said It is a windy and sunny day of April 21st in 2011. I am suppose to write my first ever blog post on "Food and Climate...