"Sports for Wellbeing" "NAYCONF Closing Ceremony" "Youth Entrepreneurship"

NYC trains youth, children’s network on TJ

National Youth Council (NYC) in partnership with, Ministry of Justice, Child Protection Alliance, Think Young Women, andTransition, Reconciliationand Reparations Commission (TRRC) trained Children’s Network on Transitional Justice. The training attracted 33 children and youth across the country with funding from UNICEF. It was aim at building the capacity of network members on TRRC process and their role and responsibilities. The network will serve as the voices of the children in regions across the country and in schools.

Gambia U20 Champions of WAFU

The Gambia national U-20 team were crowned champions of the 2018 West African Football Union (WAFU) zone A tournament following their 2-1 victory over hosts Liberia on Saturday night at the Samuel K. Doe Stadium in Monrovia.It’s the second time the Gambia has reached the final of the (WAFU) competition; the first was in Saint Louise, Senegal when the Gambia refused to go for extra time with the host in 2015.Abdoulie Sarr opened the account for the Young Scorpions in the first half of the encounter but moments later the hosts equalised.The Gambia U-20 utility player Adama Jammeh scored the winning goal for the Young Scorpions during the second period to seal the victory for MatarrMboge’s Young scorpions.The Gambia’s U-20 goalkeeper Yankuba Colley was decorated as the best goalkeeper of the tournament


Hendry Gomez, Honorable minister of Youth and Sports was presented a certificate of appreciation by the outgoing executive of the University of The Gambia Student Union for his support he has been rendering to the Gambian Youth in general and to that of the University in particular. The presentation was done in his office in banjul.

Welcome to The Ministry of Youth and Sports

On behalf of the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS), let me welcome you to our website. The Ministry of Youth and Sports is a Key Component of Government that has a fundamental stake in poverty reduction and the ultimate attainment of Vision 2020. It is bestowed with the responsibility to coordinate, facilitate and ensure the development of youth and sports in the country. It provides the Policy direction (Youth and Sports Policies) which are accessible in this website, for the smooth implementation of youth and sports activities and programmes throughout the country. It should be noted that this ministry has under its purview, implementing agencies such as, the Department of Youth and Sports (DYS), the National Youth Service Scheme (NYSS), President’s International Award (PIA), National Youth Council (NYC), National Sports Council (NSC), National Enterprise Development Initiative (NEDI) and the Independence Stadium and Friendship Hostel. The Gambia’s youth constitute over 50% of the population which necessitates the need for their effective mainstreaming and assuming center of focus to drive socio-economic change and national development. This argument is based on youth being the bigger cohort of the population as well as the bedrock on which sustainable .