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Activista the Gambia - Organisational Information

Activista is a volunteer network of young people and students across rich and poor countries connected to ActionAid.

We work to affect the political processes influencing young people by running political campaigns, with our current campaign being HungerFREE.

Aims of Activista the Gambia

  1. Empower and enable young people to actively participate in decision making and political processes that affect our lives, and build our capacities to create social change for sustainable development, thus significantly improving ActionAid’s efforts to end poverty.
  2. Build Activista the Gambia as a diverse youth friendly movement that creates a sustainable platform for young people to realise and have solutions to our problems, by working with partners locally and globally.

We think global and act local

Why are we here?

Youth encounter severe problems , like youth unemployment, the state of the education system. The youths constitute almost half of the Gambian population!

Activista is here because we think  that youth are excluded from many processes of decision making in our country, and we believe that we can change this by influencing the decisions of the politicians.

What do we do?

Activista  has several different activities:

  • National and regional campaigns
  • National  and regional trainings in campaigning, leadership and social media
  • School and community activities

How are we organised?

Activista is present in all seven regions of the Gambia. We have a national executive, and regional executives. For each region there is a focal person who is the one to get in touch with if you want any information about Activista in that specific region.

We are present in many schools and communities across the country.

Each Activista club runs activities for example:

  • School quizzes and debates
  • School  or community gardens
  • Local campaigns
  • Local trainings

Previous activities

  • National and school campaigns
  • International womens day, rural womens day and world food day celebrations
  • Activist open day forum,
  • Trainings: social media, leadership, campaigning, training of trainers.
  • Monthly radio programs
  • Regional and national congresses
  • Joint development of strategy 2012-2015

Contacts

Secretariat: 9884761/6884761

NBR: 3732892 URR: 6491223/3810315KM: 3015987/9749473BJL: 7660179/3760179CRR: 6802785WCR: 6838197LRR: 6380037

Activista the GambiaMDI road, Kanifing PMB 450 Serekunda9884761/6884761

activistathegambia@hotmail.comwww.actionaid.org/activista

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