American Corner, The Gambia

American Corner, The Gambia

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American Corner, The Gambia, is a U.S. Department of State-sponsored initiative run by U.S. Embassy

The American Corner (AC) is a United States Department of State-sponsored initiative inaugurated worldwide more than 10 years ago.

Operating as usual

03/08/2023

Under the purview and directive of the American Corner Program Manager, HackathonGirls and the U.S. Embassy in Banjul, potential candidates are hereby welcome to apply for the position of a Deputy Program Manager for the American Corner Internship Program (AMCIP).

If you are a beneficiary of any United States Exchange Program or have worked at the American Corner as an Intern or Volunteer, then you're highly encouraged to apply.

Position Description:

• Assist Program Manager to oversee operations and logistics of two physical spaces and programming components of the American Corners·

• Ensure program participants comply with guidelines; address disciplinary issues with professionalism in accordance with U.S. and Gambian legal considerations.

• Assist Program Manager to provide timely reporting on program status and budgets to HackathonGirls and U.S. Embassy Banjul.

• Assist to execute a dynamic programmatic plan (both at the corner and online) that engages The Gambia’s youth bulge and leverages their potential to be a force for economic and democratic empowerment.

Eligibility:

▪ University Degree (bachelor’s degree / first level)

▪ Gambian citizen or legally permitted to work in The Gambia (documents will be requested)

▪ Language: English Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing is required. Be able to speak either Wolof or Mandinka.

How to apply

▪ Resume or CV saved as a PDF with the File name in the following format: (Last Name_First Name_CV.pdf). CV should not exceed two pages.

▪ CV Should not include any information on any protected status (Age, Gender, Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity, Marital Status, Disability Status, Religion, Ethnicity, Nation of Origin)

▪ 300 - 500 words essay on why you should be hired for this position.

▪ All applications must be submitted to: [email protected], and Cc: [email protected]

Application Deadline: 25th August 2023 at 11:59 GMT. Please note that late or incomplete applications will not be considered

American Corner, The Gambia American Corner, The Gambia, is a U.S. Department of State-sponsored initiative run by U.S. Embassy Banjul. We focus on U.S. info services and programming tailored to strengthening U.S. mission goals.

Photos from American Corner, The Gambia's post 01/08/2023

Happening right now on steps to U.S. studies and how to select higher education schools in the U.S. with an EducationUSA Rep.

30/07/2023

Do you want to know more about Education in the U.S.? Have you been looking for help to study in the U.S.?

Click on this to register : https://forms.gle/kj5wzmQY5DzykZgu5

Photos from American Corner, The Gambia's post 26/07/2023

On Saturday, American Corner - under The Leadership and Administrative Corner organized an event on Persuasion, Public Speaking, and Confidence.

The goal of the event is to improve the skills necessary for effective public speaking; to become a polished and persuasive public speaker capable of delivering compelling and impactful speeches. This includes developing techniques for organizing and structuring speeches, enhancing vocal delivery, improving confidence, and the ability to engage the audience.

We thank the guest speaker for his wonderful presentation, and we would equally like to thank the participants for joining us.

Photos from American Corner, The Gambia's post 18/07/2023

On the 14th of July, the American Corner held its Kids Hour Series and Awa Ceesay engaged an intern engaged them in pronunciation, spellings, reading and sentence construction which aims at improving their day to day English Language.

13/07/2023

Are you looking for a tech skill this summer? Well, here's an opportunity for you!

American Corner in partnership with HackathonGirls, Banjul presents a 2 months long 3D Design and Printing Training starting in August and guess what, it's free and open to all who are looking to boost their career or ready to learn a new skill.

So, what are you waiting for?, click the link below to apply before 20th of July as spots are limited!

Click here to apply : https://forms.gle/VUnrkC2ZSmHyuUCc9

Photos from ST Foundation Environment Awards's post 10/07/2023

Thanks for all you do. It was an amazing book reading day for the kids.

Photos from American Corner, The Gambia's post 08/07/2023

Yesterday’s kids hour was awesome as we had Saikou Camara read and share his book: Baba and the toy Bandit. It was an interesting time as the kids also shared what they learnt from the book at the end. Thanks Saikou for your time and hard work.

Photos from American Corner, The Gambia's post 07/07/2023

4th of July celebrations with patrons, AC alumni members, partners, friends and family. 4th of July, a day on which all Americans celebrate many blessings as a nation and remember those, including the men and women of armed forces, who sacrificed everything so that they could become the greatest force for good the world has ever seen.

Thank you all again for joining us in this special, historic celebration of American independence.

04/07/2023

May this Fourth of July be a brilliant celebration of happiness, laughter, and God’s abundant blessings. Independence Day Blessings.

28/06/2023

Eid Mubarak to all who are celebrating. May this Eid-ul-Adha bring you and your loved ones peace, joy, and prosperity.

19/06/2023

Juneteenth, an annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War, has been celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s.

Happy Juneteenth

Photos from American Corner, The Gambia's post 09/06/2023

Happening right now is the finals of the American Corner's Annual inter tertiary debate championship and the debaters are set for a battle of intellect for the honor to be called Champions of the 2023 American Corner debate championship.

Photos from American Corner, The Gambia's post 06/06/2023

It was another interactive and educative session of the American Corner Adult Literacy Program. On the 2nd of June, 2023, Mrs. Vera Labor, a lecturer at the University of The Gambia gave the participants lessons on comprehension, spellings and the different types of Nouns. This aims at strengthening their ability to read, write and understand everyday English.

Photos from American Corner, The Gambia's post 06/06/2023

On the 31st of May, American Corner had a Spelling Bee competition, which was held at American Corner, Comium Gambia, Kairaba Avenue. As the theme of May was Mental Health Awareness month, the words that the students were required to spell, were words related to Mental Health. Three schools participated in the competition; SBEC International School, Mingdaw Senior Secondary School and Apple Tree Senior Secondary School. This time around it was high school students that participated in the competition. The students were provided with 200 carefully selected words to prepare them for the competition. At the end SBEC international emerged as the winner of the competition and Apple tree International as second place.

This program was designed to empower youths and motivate them to expand their vocabulary through spelling.

Photos from American Corner, The Gambia's post 26/05/2023

When individuals learn how to read, write, do basic math, and use computers, they have the power to lift themselves out of poverty, lower health care costs, find and keep sustainable employment, and ultimately change their lives. Today the American corner the Gambia started it’s first adult literacy class to promote adult educations and it will last for 5 months.

This course will discuss key topics related to learning literacy as an adult learner, learning difficulties related to reading and writing.

25/05/2023

Africa Day is a chance for people to come together and celebrate the diversity of Africa.

24/05/2023

We have all seen this masterpiece of a movie and how much of love and family its storyline portrays. But why not do it again on a big screen with the lights deemed and an unlimited supply of popcorn, not forgetting sitting next to whichever loved one you choose to bring along for an evening of fun, laughs and love.

Synopis:
Moana

An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

Join us at the American corner(Comium) on the 27th of may at 5:30pm for an evening you will not forget in a hurry.

24/05/2023

Showcase by a U.S Marine Aircraft Band visiting The Gambia. The event will take place on May 25 at 10am to 11am at the Alliance Francaise.

There will also be a performance by Jackson State University's African Drum and Dance Troupe. The program aims to foster cross-cultural understanding and appreciation among the people of the United States and The Gambia. U.S. Embassy Banjul, The Gambia

Don’t miss it

19/05/2023

Join us for this year’s spelling bee competition.

The competition will be amongst high schools this time and the aim is to improve the standard of English Language in senior secondary schools. It also aims to encourage and motivate students to read and write, compete among themselves as well as have the opportunity to compete with their peers outside their respective schools.

Don’t miss it.

17/05/2023

A panel discussion on the importance of Press Freedom day with American Space & Makerspace Almaty

13/05/2023

The American Corner Gambia in collaboration with American Space & Makerspace Almaty is joining the rest of the world in the celebration of press freedom.

The day has been celebrated since in the late 90s, after it was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly. The day May 3rd is celebrated annually and with very relevant and interesting themes and this year’s theme is « Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of Expression as a driver for all other human rights. The aim of the celebration is to create more awareness on press freedom and its significance in democratization.

Join us live on the 17th of May to witness a very interesting panel discussion. It will be streamed live on The American Corner Gambia page.

Don’t miss it.

12/05/2023

Don’t miss out on this important podcast show soon on visa update. Click to learn more..

Exciting News! This week, our Consular Officer will be making a special appearance on our podcast show – . Do you have questions about visas, passports, or other consular services? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll try to cover it in our series of episodes! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear directly from a consular expert. Stay tuned for more details. Do not forget to follow our podcast on Anchor, Sportify, and Buzzsprout at
https://open.spotify.com/show/6TmpJirAtpJO4w2ywdARHH

Photos from American Corner, The Gambia's post 12/05/2023

Nyimasata Fofana a volunteer at the American corner and a member of HackathonGirls, Banjul, is one of the trainers of our web development training for women/girls. Nyima is a web developer and a mobile app developer. The session yesterday successfully trained 25 women/girls on editing web pages and thank you to Halima Kanyi who is also part of the trainers. At the end of the training, we want to make sure that the women/girls are equipped in web development skills.

09/05/2023

Excitingly, the forth round of the American Corner Inter-Tertiary Debate Championship is presented to you. Join us on the 10th May, 2023 at the American Corner Center for Education & Culture (Kairaba Avenue) to witness a battle of ideas between tertiary institutions on contemporary national and international issues. You really don't want to miss this opportunity to learn from great minds!

08/05/2023

Period poverty is an unfortunate challenge that many women and girls are faced with.

It has affected them in many ways, including their ability to go to school and take part in many other activities. To reduce them such burden, it is important that alternatives are provided for them.
It is under this backdrop that the American Corner is organizing a training on how to make reusable pads.

DATE: 13th May, 2023
TIME: 3 to 5pm
VENUE: American Corner Center for STEAM, Bundung (Africell Building).

Join us

08/05/2023

AMERICAN CORNER BOOK CLUB PRESENTS BINTI: HOME" A shape-shifting story of adventure, trauma, transformation and communication

Synopsis:
Binti followed its namesake heroine from her Himba roots on Earth to faraway Oomza University, where hundreds of different peoples from across the galaxy go to study. In Binti: Home, Okorafor sends her heroine back to Earth on a quest to reconcile the new, conflicting parts of herself with her roots. A year after her cataclysmic arrival at Oomza University, Binti finds herself struggling to make friends or focus on her studies. Her attempts at understanding her edan, the ancient artifact that saved her life and allowed her to communicate with the jellyfish-like aliens called the Meduse, are often stymied by violent mood swings she can't control or understand.

Join us to learn more.

04/05/2023

ADULT LITERACY PROGRAM!

Are you an adult or do you know anyone who would want to attain English speaking, reading and writing skills?

American corner - The Gambia is starting an Adult Literacy Program designed to raise the literacy level among adults in The Gambia. The program will last for five (5) months, starting from May 26 to September 29, 2023. Classes will hold every Friday from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at American Corner, Kairaba Avenue, Comium Complex.

Click the link or scan the QR Code to register and stand a chance to be part of the program.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNy0m3qlloNuAnRwcdT2qGV4cYALLq9uIxLlFcmyJhGcrZeA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Don’t miss out and register now

American Corner, The Gambia American Corner, The Gambia, is a U.S. Department of State-sponsored initiative run by U.S. Embassy Banjul. We focus on U.S. info services and programming tailored to strengthening U.S. mission goals.

Photos from American Corner, The Gambia's post 03/05/2023

American Corner The Gambia – under its Leadership Training On April 29th, 2023, hosted a session on accountability, transparency, and decision-making at the American Corner Centre For Education and Culture, Kairaba Avenue.

It was an Interactive session, and the audience learned a lot from Mr. Fatty’s great presentation who is an accountant for The Gambia Press Union and an alumnus of YALI RLC Leadership Centre in Ghana.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the American Corner on Saturday, and to Babukarr Fatty who shared his wealth of knowledge on accountability, transparency, and decision-making with the audience.

Photos from U.S. Embassy Banjul, The Gambia's post 03/05/2023
Photos from American Corner, The Gambia's post 02/05/2023

On Thursday the 26th of April, 2023, American corner successfully organized a training for 30 students from high school and tertiary institutes in the backings of commemorating the Earth Day, 2023.

Cognizant of the desire to preserve and protect our environment, the training was done to equip the students on the skills of transforming plastic disposable material into useable material or house decors. It was an amazing session with our trainers Momodou Bittaye and Ida Kamara.

01/05/2023

Happy Labor Day

28/04/2023

Join Us live now on a discussion on Austism with Special Olympics The Gambia

28/04/2023

Join us now for this interesting panel discussion on local government elections in the Gambia

Photos from American Corner, The Gambia's post 27/04/2023

It’s international day of girls in ICT and today the American corner in collaboration with HackathonGirls, Banjul are training 25 women on web development for three months. The International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in April to create awareness on the need for more girls and women in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.

Happy International day of Girls in ICT day


26/04/2023

As an interesting political election passed, another one is looming with high enthusiasm and energy set to battled among aspirants. But the question is, what is our actual role in this?

Join us this Friday, the 28th of April by 3pm live on our page as we dwell and discuss about it with you. We will be discussing on the just concluded counsellorship elections and the upcoming mayoral and chairperson elections.

Don’t miss it!!

26/04/2023

AN INTERACTIVE SESSION ON THE IMPORTANCE OF IMMUNIZATION. LEARN FROM HEALTH EXPERTS FROM THE GAMBIA AND MALDOVA

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American Corner, The Gambia focuses on strengthening democratic institutions, bolstering self-led dev, and fostering education.

American Corner, The Gambia are physical venues for public engagement with foreign target audiences in support of United States foreign policy objectives. Our spaces offer a welcoming and inspiring environment, trained staff, and modern technologies necessary to connect with Gambians, in person and virtually.

We have a very competitive internship project, as well. Interns have gone on to become Mandela Washington Fellows, Work at the TRRC, Write books, and even represent The Gambia at the OIC.

Videos (show all)

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Women in Management!!!! Join us.
International Women’s day with Women TechMakers Banjul
Waste management event happening now
Talks On Security System
Agriculture and Climate change
Human trafficking awareness workshop
Celebrating Martin Luther King Day with the U.S. Embassy Banjul, The Gambia, Students and Madi Jobarteh.
End of year reflection
The Civic Hour- The Fate of the Anti-Corruption Bill
International Day of Human Rights
American Corner The Gambia's Personal Meeting Room

Location

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27 Kairaba Avenue, Comium Complex
Serekunda

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10:00 - 19:00
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