To our keen followers,
It has been a while since we last update any info about our activities and status at large. Our productivity, just like many other organizations around the world, has been greatly disturbed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This dimmed our visibility on many platforms. However, we have been working on few projects that, as our updates unfold, will be brought to your notice.
We are overwhelmed by the fact that, we had undergone progressive restructuring and are now perfectly positioned to impact people’s life positively.
Stay connected for more updates about our work!
Our Mentees had the opportunity to witness Court Proceedings at Brikama Magistrates Court.
As part of their training to expose them to the practical aspects of different careers, witnessing a Court Proceedings for the first time was a great experience for the Mentees and exposing them to the real world.
Our mentees visited Gaye Nyorro Skill Academy
Our 2021 teen boys and girls mentees visited Gaye Njorro Skills Academy and meet with Mrs. Fatou Gaye Saine, the CEO of the Academy. She is an entrpreneur who believes in hardworking, passion and empowerment. The Gaye Njorro Skills Academy train youths on tailoring, catering, hairdressing and many other skill trainings,
The CEO shared lots of information with our mentees including her challenges faced and successful achievements and advice the mentees to always choose what they've passion for and do the right thing because she did what's right and that earned her a great story.
The mentees appreciated the fact that her academy empower and support young people. They were taken around the a academy to see what skills are available at the school and to be expose to the learning materials and facilities to better support their experience and knowledge on what and how Gaye Nyorro Skill Academy teach and empower their students.
The visit was meant to support our mentees to get expose to opportunities around them and where exactly to find it when needed and to equally encourage and aid them to discover what they really like and want to do. The visit was appreciated by both mentees and CEO of Gaye Njorro Skills Academy, as exciting, educative and helpful.
Our Mentees visited The State of Mic
The visit was to support the mentees to learn and know what state of mic does and what opportunities they have. They had incredible session with Bubacarr Manga, a staff at State of Mic.
State of mic is a media house that does video shooting, editing and advertisement for companies and individuals and among others.
Mr.Manka advices the mentees to choice careers they have passion for, try extra hard to discover themselves, he further state that, the mentees should also know that the mentorship is a short period of their life time thus, only helping them to know the available opportunities around them and where to locate them when needed but SaFE cannot cater everything for them.
He equally shared the challenges State of Mic encounters at the beginning and how far they had tackle and succeeded in attainment of its goal.
He further assured the mentees that, state of mic is always open for them and can visit anytime they prefer.
Concisely, many other useful information was shared by Bubacarr Manga and mentees really got inspired.
Our Mentees had great session with Madi Jorbateh at the Teens' Mentorship Program, a well-known, conversant and veteran Human Rights Activist.
The discussion focus on Activism in the area of all prerogatives of everyone as a human being. He cajoled the youngsters to leave their comfort zones to actively participate in advocacy for justice, Equality, non-discrimination and peace for all.
The prominent mover and shaker ( Madi Jorbateh) spoke at length about the need for a vibrant and activistic youthful demography in order to speak truth to power, ensuring effective accountability and strive for a ful-lfledging and consolidating democracy in the country. Mr. Jorbatreh further inspired our audience to uphold the spirit of patriotism and ideals of freedom of expression and being responsible citizenship at all times.
Subsequently, the renowned Rights Activist vehemently stressed out the essence of focusing on good governance which in turns to fuel the protection, respect and fulfillment of Human Rights in the country. The principles of good governance and Human Rights are close enough in motivation and design to compliment each other.
Finally, the guest speaker didn't let any sleep of chance to remind the mentees about their civil and political rights, especially during the forthcoming electoral cycle. Thus, young people have indispensable role in course of national development. He reiterated that the future of the country largely depends on contemporary desire and interests of the youth for change.
Ultimately, the session was concluded with questions and answers segment wherein Mr. Jorbateh shared his valuable experience, and challenges of being a Rights Activist in The Gambia.
Our mentees had a field trip to Sinchu Alagie, where they met an inspiring woman named Isatou Ceesay. In 2016, Isatou had an national award for energy globe by the waste aid UK. She is interested in women and youth empowerment, waste management, and environmental issues.
The mentees were given a chance to look at some of the products she produces using waste materials; she made charcoal out of groundnut shells and dry leaves, key holders and stool out of car tires, and many more. Her incredible recycling style helps the environment and generates new reusable and affordable materials for people. The mentees were able to get some information on how the process is carried out.
She also shared the experiences and hurdles that she faced as a woman when starting the project and encourage the mentees to believe in themselves in whatever they choose to do. She had a questions and answers session with the mentees where she responded and elaborated on the questions asked.
She inspired the mentees to do small things that would make a big difference in the world and to be environmentally friendly.
Our session last Saturday was an immersive one with the mentees. We had three guests who shared their experiences, opportunities and challenges in relation to their careers.
Fatoumatta A Camara who is a law graduate (LLB) of the University of The Gambia and also a remarkable public speaker had a marvelous talk with our Mentees. She shared stories of her journey through the Law School, what it takes to go through it and how one should be fully conscious of the career path they choose. She also discussed the art of being a good public speaker and emphasized the importance of balancing school work with extra curricular activities.
The second and third guests were Mr. Musa Bah and his wife Aisha Bah. Mr Bah is a teacher, writer and a social commentator, and Mrs. Bah is a music teacher, composer and a writer. They discussed the importance of service without expecting anything in return; passion for what you are doing; and how reading can change your life.
The Mentees were given an insight of the works of these people and what it takes to follow their steps.
The SaFE Teens Mentorship Program 3.0 commenced sessions on 3rd July 2021.
The mentees formally introduced themselves to each other and shared their expectations. Our discussion focused on self-esteem and other traits that promotes personal growth of individuals.
Our guests were two former mentees(Fatoumatta Trawalley and Fatou Sillah) who shared their experiences and equally inspired the current mentees to take advantage of the opportunity.
Salimatou Foundation for Education is happy to collaborate with StarFish International for this year’s Mentorship Program for the smooth implementation of the program.
Our Teen Mentorship Program application 3.0 has closed on Saturday, the 13th June, 2021.
We have received 193 Applications for which only 30 will be selected for the program. We will notify all shortlisted applicants by the end of this week. Share this with anyone who have applied for the program.
We really wish to Mentor any teenager that had applied but due to insufficient resources, we will be unable to take more than 30 Teenagers.
Salimatou Foundation for Education
Salimatou Foundation for Education team will be at GRTS A.M show tomorrow by 9:00am to talk about the Teens Mentorship Program! Don’t miss it.
Hello great followers,
In this video we have answered all frequent questions about the Mentorship. Share it with anyone who may have question about the program.
The SaFE Teens’ Mentorship Program Application form is now open. Details on the flyer and on the Application link.
Hi great followers!
Our Mentorship Program is back again!!! This time, we are accepting BOYS into the Program and that qualifies the name “Teens’ Mentorship Program” instead of “Teen Girl's Mentorship Program” isn’t that amazing???
The Applications will opened on Saturday, the 5th of June, 2021.
Salimatou Foundation for Education Mentorship Program is back again!!!
We introduced to you Miss Fatou Sillah! As a beneficiary of the Salimatou Foundation for Education Teen Girls Mentorship Program, Fatou built passion for advocacy during the Mentorship Program. Due to her passion for Advocacy, she has participated and organized Pageantry events and she’s currently participating in Miss Environment Gambia; which is gear towards environmental advocacy.
Fatou’s dream career is Journalism and she’s currently studying Journalism at the Media Academy for Journalism and Communication(MAJaC) and she’s also currently interning at Capital FM as a Radio Presenter. This what Fatou has to say:
“I had passion for advocacy during the Mentorship and after the Mentorship Program, I have decided to go for it. I want to be advocating for our Environment because it is part of the most important thing we should protect”
Vote for Fatou as people’s choice on Instagram and Facebook. Information on the flyer.
We wishing you best of luck! We will always be here to support you Fatou.
Today, we present to you Lina Sey, who is equally one of the beneficiaries of our mentorship program. Lina is now a graphic designer that works at Forward Enterprises and Founder of Litzy’s Design. She is uniquely creative and forward -driven.This what Lina has to say:
“I feel so proud of being a bold lady who is passionate about being a graphic designer and a proud mentee of the Teen Girls' Mentorship Program, Salimatou Foundation for Education. My dream career before the Salimatou Foundation for Education(SaFE) Teen Girls' Mentorship Program was to be a nurses. After joining the Teen Girls' Mentorship program, I realized that there are more other career opportunities I can do apart from being a nurse. When I got a scholarship by the Salimatou Foundation for Education to study a short course at the University of The Gambia, I choose a graphic design to try change and that's when I realized that girl's don't focus on graphic design much. But being a mentee that have learned from the mentorship program, I decided to do graphics and inspired and motivate girls out there that they can do better”
We are proud of you Lina and we are gladden you have found your career path.
Here we present to you Sally Cham, one of the participants of Teen Girls' Mentorship Program (2nd badge), Salimatou Foundation for Education (SaFE).
When Sally joined the our Mentorship program in 2019, we knew she has a lot of potentials, but these innate potentials were hidden by her shyness. The program trained Sally and her colleagues on self-esteem, personal leadership, career identification and attainment etc. Today, we are extremely proud to say, Sally Cham is currently participating in a National Competition on singing (Be a Star) by Africell Company Ltd-The Gambia. Please support this brilliant, smart and determined young star by sharing this post and follow the instructions on the flyer to vote for her!
Here is what Sally said about us:
“I have never thought I could go this far as to give it a try in music until I join The Salimatou Foundation for Education Mentorship Program. There, I knew that I needed to pick my self out from my comfort zone in other to grow stronger. Few years ago, I never saw my self competing in a national level where the world will be watching closely and I was always afraid to stand before a public, but not any more. I am so passionate when it comes to music and I want to use my talent and my song to make an impact in the lives of young people in this generation; and I hope to do music and further my education to the university level, thus be a degree holder”
We are so proud of you Sally. Keep going, we believe in you😊
Greetings from Salimatou Foundation for Education.
It has been a while and due to Covid-19 we couldn’t hold our programs! Our Mentees are doing phenomenal works in different fields. We will be sharing their success stories and many more info coming soon!
We are adding our voices to put an end to gender based violence. 16 days of Activism 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾
The real question now: Why are we ignoring our education sector in this crucial time?
YALI iReport has featured our Founder’s work and the YouTube channel she recently started.
Our Founder will be live on QRadio today from 10:00am to 11:00am tune in 103.3
The impact of COVID-19 in our education system!
Dear Great Followers,
Due to the Pandamic, we couldn’t conduct our planned activities. Nonetheless, we have found alternative and to be useful in this Pandamic.
Tomorrow(Tuesday) our Founder will be live at Star TV weekly TV Show. She will be discussing about the Impact of Covid-19 in Our social life. More focus will be on our education system. Please do follow.
Stay safe and practice the precaution measures.
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Meet Sallymatta Jatta
Sallymatta Jatta is pursuing bachelors in Nursing at the University of The Gambia. She has passion for humanitarian work and currently volunteering with Salimatou Foundation for Education. Sallymatta also has passion for writing and she wishes to become an author in the near future.
Sallymatta has been battling with social anxiety before the Mentorship program.
“I had a social anxiety and I used to procrastinate a lot. I used not to be very sociable; and I rarely go beyond my comfort zone.”
“After joining the SaFE family, I started building up my self-esteem, which include loving and appreciating myself. I commenced doing things at the right time (over coming procrastination). Vitally, meeting different people in different fields exposed me to many career opportunities, which made it easier for me to decide on what I wanted to do.”
Our Mentorship program had significantly helped Sallymatta Jatta.
“I realised that I can be whoever and whatever I wanted to be, and that I don't have to follow the crowd and have a "secured job" even though I'm not passionate about it. I also realise that I can be everything I have ever dreamt of.”
Meet Fatoumatta P Fofana
Fatoumatta P. Fofana is a Political Science Students at University of The Gambia. She was a student leader when she was doing her basic education. And she has participated in many extracurricular activities. Also, she has interned with The Voice Newspaper.
She is a young determined Gambian with experiences in working as a community volunteer. She is presently serving as the Chairperson of Saama Kairo Alumni Association and Child Focal Person of Kabafita Youths and Children Development Association.
She was awarded Best Actress during the inter-class drama competition organized by Nusrat Peer Health and awarded by NUSWA as the Presenter of the Year, 2017-2018 academic year. She is passionate about journalism and wants to work with media someday.
“The SaFE Teen Girl's Mentorship came at a time when I needed it the most. The program has helped in boosting my self-esteem and discovering my talents. It helped me to tackle challenges that usually comes on my way.”
Fatoumata expressed how our intensive training impacted her life.
“After participating in a three-month mentorship program, I was made to believe that there's a lot I can do to help the children in my neighborhood and beyond. Currently, I'm serving as a role model to the children in my community.”
She doesn’t only serve as a role model to the children in her community, but also a trainer.
“I train them on public speaking and elf-esteem. For that, I was introduced to people I ought to know. I visited places and engaged in activities I needed to. The Mentorship program has helped me in becoming who I want to be.”