Hon. Bakary Y. Badjie, Minister of Youth and Sports earlier on Friday, September 1, opened the 2023 Youth and Sports Summer Camp in Gambia Songhai Initiative at Chamen, North Bank Region.
The camp funded by the ministry and organised by the National Youth and Sports Councils brought together more than 85 children and youth across the country.
The annual camp is meant to nurture the talents of the youth and children in various sporting disciplines and inbuilt patriotism into them.
Minister Badjie challenged the camper to be good citizens, take advantage of the opportunity, and learn to become change agents.
He said youth and children have a role to play in national development and the camp is one of the avenues where they can learn about their roles and responsibilities.
He assured them of his office's continuous support of the summer camp and all the young people of the country.
Alagie Jarju, and Marcel Mendy, Executive Directors of The National Youth and Sports Councils highlighted the importance of the camp and promised to deliver on their mandate of providing youth and children with the required support for their empowerment and development.