Balal Public Library, Ayuba Suleiman Diallo Education Center

Balal Public Library, Ayuba Suleiman Diallo Education Center

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Balal Public Library is a community initiative that aims to promote Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Mentor, Career Counseling and STEM among students to help them find solutions for real life issues their community face.

Ba’lal Rural Empowerment and Sustainable Development Initiative (BRESDI), was formed in January, 2011, as a youth organization operating in The Gambia. It is open to all without distinction of race, gender, origin and religion. It is aimed at advocating and creating awareness on issues affecting societies. (BRESDI) also creates platform for discussing some of the negative issues affecting societie

Operating as usual

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In Photos at the Student summer training.

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Summer training for senior school students on entrepreneurship and leadership.

09/08/2021

2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders prospective applicants, ARE YOU READY? 🤩

Application opens NEXT WEDNESDAY, August 18. Apply to one of three Fellowship tracks: Leadership in Business, Civic Engagement, or Public Management.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria will be running a virtual application review question on zoom 💃🏽

More details coming up shortly, in the meantime, please visit mwfellows.info/apply for more information on the fellowship and eligibility criteria.

2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders prospective applicants, ARE YOU READY? 🤩

Application opens NEXT WEDNESDAY, August 18. Apply to one of three Fellowship tracks: Leadership in Business, Civic Engagement, or Public Management.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria will be running a virtual application review question on zoom 💃🏽

More details coming up shortly, in the meantime, please visit mwfellows.info/apply for more information on the fellowship and eligibility criteria.

Photos from Balal Public Library, Ayuba Suleiman Diallo Education Center's post 09/08/2021

#InPhotos: Believe us it has not been easy during this training as we ensure participants always have to put on their #FaceMask #WashTheirHands and #UseHandSanitiser always.

Our participants were just simply great in following the event rules.

Thank you 💕

Photos from Balal Public Library, Ayuba Suleiman Diallo Education Center's post 09/08/2021

We are super thrilled and proud to have concluded our student Empowerment in Entrepreneurship and Leadership training at the Mansakonko Area Council Conference Hall.

This has been a great session of learning and sharing with this amazing students from eight senior schools.

We all know it has not been easy for all of us during this pandemic but this is only possible because of the support we have from our partner ally the U.S. Embassy Banjul, The Gambia

We have made it.

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It was the turn of students from Jarra Bureng and Kiang Kwinella on the ongoing student leadership and entrepreneurship training.

During the sessions the students had the opportunity to engage Assistant Superintendent Mariama Barry who is currently in Darfur, Sudan with the United Nations.

The participants had the opportunity to learn from ASP Mariama Barry's life and professional story.

During the Q&A session one question stood out.
Female Participant: ASP Mariama do women in the security force face harassment and if yes how is the security authorities trying to address it?

ASP Mariama: Yes, many women working with men often face harassment in their work place and the security is not an exception. Recently, we have been working to develop policies to help create a safe environment for women in the security sector in the Gambia.

Even after the session the students wanted to ask more questions. Thank you ASP Mariama Barry our participants were so inspired and thrilled with your amazing presentation.

07/08/2021

Tomorrow our participants will have the opportunity to speak to Mariama Barry, Assistant Supretendant at the Gambia Police Force on a live Virtual session.

Assistant Superintendent Mariama Barry's Bio.

Mariama BARRY; Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), has 15years of Policing Career and had the opportunity to serve in different formations at the Gambia Police Force and the United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

She attained a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration at the University of the Gambia .

Mariama is a Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders alum and was placed at Bridgewater State University under the Public Management Track.

Her leadership journey began as early as her primary school days where her roles were defined by her commitment and participation in the realization of the school vision. She took part in extra curriculum activities like drama competition, quiz competition, sports, volunteering and served as the Deputy Head-girl.

Moving to junior and senior schools, she maintained the same spirit and had the change to serve in the student’s leadership as senior prefect and councilor.

At tender age she set a task to be fulfilled, part of which is to be a change maker, defier of all odds. She prioritized education to enable her make a difference and impact her community, thus, valuing what she believed in gave her every opportunity to serve her people and that plays a pivotal role in her leadership roles.

Currently, she is serving the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission Sudan (UNITAMS) as a Police Liaison Officer in South of Darfur where she is heading the Police component.

Prior to joining the UN, she was the Assistant Officer Commanding Police Administration at the Police Headquarters in Banjul; being the first female to serve in that capacity.

Mariama is a member of the Gambia Police Force Think Tank team that was tasked to prepare the Police Strategy Document and spearhead the reforms with the institution and at national level.

She is co-founder of the Gambia Police Force Female Network and was the Secretary to the Female Network which was established to address the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women Peace and Security and Sustainable Development Goal 5.
#WomenLeaderahip
U.S. Embassy Banjul, The Gambia

Tomorrow our participants will have the opportunity to speak to Mariama Barry, Assistant Supretendant at the Gambia Police Force on a live Virtual session.

Assistant Superintendent Mariama Barry's Bio.

Mariama BARRY; Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), has 15years of Policing Career and had the opportunity to serve in different formations at the Gambia Police Force and the United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

She attained a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration at the University of the Gambia .

Mariama is a Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders alum and was placed at Bridgewater State University under the Public Management Track.

Her leadership journey began as early as her primary school days where her roles were defined by her commitment and participation in the realization of the school vision. She took part in extra curriculum activities like drama competition, quiz competition, sports, volunteering and served as the Deputy Head-girl.

Moving to junior and senior schools, she maintained the same spirit and had the change to serve in the student’s leadership as senior prefect and councilor.

At tender age she set a task to be fulfilled, part of which is to be a change maker, defier of all odds. She prioritized education to enable her make a difference and impact her community, thus, valuing what she believed in gave her every opportunity to serve her people and that plays a pivotal role in her leadership roles.

Currently, she is serving the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission Sudan (UNITAMS) as a Police Liaison Officer in South of Darfur where she is heading the Police component.

Prior to joining the UN, she was the Assistant Officer Commanding Police Administration at the Police Headquarters in Banjul; being the first female to serve in that capacity.

Mariama is a member of the Gambia Police Force Think Tank team that was tasked to prepare the Police Strategy Document and spearhead the reforms with the institution and at national level.

She is co-founder of the Gambia Police Force Female Network and was the Secretary to the Female Network which was established to address the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women Peace and Security and Sustainable Development Goal 5.
#WomenLeaderahip
U.S. Embassy Banjul, The Gambia

Photos from Balal Public Library, Ayuba Suleiman Diallo Education Center's post 07/08/2021

After the training the students took sometime for photos at the host centre #MansakonkoAreaCouncil City Hall.

#BalalPublicLibrary2021
#SummerTraining
#Leadership
#Entrepreneurship

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Students from Kiang Keneba and Nyorojataba & Sankandi Senior were the students to take part in our student leadership and entrepreneurship training program.

It's thrilling to listen to the great business ideas this students have.

04/08/2021

EVENT ALERT! Join us for the #YALI4Ag event on August 12. This #InternationalYouthDay event will focus on opportunities for transforming Africa’s agriculture and will showcase YALI alumni innovations!

Agriculture is vital to shaping the future of Africa, and YOU can contribute to restoring and protecting the planet for the next generation of youth. #NextGenYALI
To learn more about agribusiness and why agriculture is vital to shaping the future of Africa,

visit https://yali.state.gov/ag/.
Register at https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/yali4ag.

EVENT ALERT! Join us for the #YALI4Ag event on August 12. This #InternationalYouthDay event will focus on opportunities for transforming Africa’s agriculture and will showcase YALI alumni innovations!

Agriculture is vital to shaping the future of Africa, and YOU can contribute to restoring and protecting the planet for the next generation of youth. #NextGenYALI
To learn more about agribusiness and why agriculture is vital to shaping the future of Africa,

visit https://yali.state.gov/ag/.
Register at https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/yali4ag.

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Nothing inspires us like the children we work together to make a better future in our communities.

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Business Plan Presentation time.

Follow us here for more photos from other session of our trainings.

Don't forget we are on #Twitter #Istagram or www.balalpubliclibrary.org

Photos from Balal Public Library, Ayuba Suleiman Diallo Education Center's post 31/07/2021

Business Plan Presentation time.

Follow us here for more photos from other session of our trainings.

Don't forget we are on #Twitter #Istagram or www.balalpubliclibrary.org

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Do you know most of our members will be first time voters?

During the visit of the United States Ambassador to the Gambia Carl Paschall, he urge young Gambians to register to vote in the December presidential elections.

We couldn't waste anytime to encourage our participants to go and register.

They responded and now encouraging them again to vote on voting day.

CSO Coalition on Elections, The Gambia IRI International Republican Institute

29/07/2021

The rollout of the Johnson and Johnson Vaccines are currently taking place in different locations in Soma and the neighboring communities.

Find the date they will be around your area so that you will take your shot.

The Johnson and Johnson is a single shot.

Vaccines are the safest shield that can help your immune system from the covid19 vaccines.

More information visit www.cdc.gov

The rollout of the Johnson and Johnson Vaccines are currently taking place in different locations in Soma and the neighboring communities.

Find the date they will be around your area so that you will take your shot.

The Johnson and Johnson is a single shot.

Vaccines are the safest shield that can help your immune system from the covid19 vaccines.

More information visit www.cdc.gov

Photos from Balal Public Library, Ayuba Suleiman Diallo Education Center's post 29/07/2021

#IceBreaker: We had fun during the training.

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#GroupWork: Participants were assign to think about a business opportunity in their community and write a business smart business plan.

Photos from Balal Public Library, Ayuba Suleiman Diallo Education Center's post 28/07/2021

After a long delay due to the #COVID19 pandemic, we have start training students on basic skills of starting a business and the importance of having leadership skills when doing your business.

We are thrilled to listen to the ideas of this amazing senior school students talking about business opportunities available in their communities.

We will be heading to Kiang for our next training and we can't wait to learn and share their stories here.

Funded by the U.S. Embassy Banjul.

27/07/2021

The vaccines are available at the Soma District Hospital.

Don't waste anytime to get your shot.

The cases are rising only the vaccines can help us return to normality.

The vaccines are available at the Soma District Hospital.

Don't waste anytime to get your shot.

The cases are rising only the vaccines can help us return to normality.

22/07/2021

Part of the #COVAX initiative to mobilize and ensure fair distributions of vaccines globally to poor countries. The U.S. has fulfill its pledge by donating 151,200 doses to the Gambia. Gambia will receive 305,000 doses from the U.S. Government.

Vaccines are safe don't wait. Go to the nearest health centre to take yours.

Part of the #COVAX initiative to mobilize and ensure fair distributions of vaccines globally to poor countries. The U.S. has fulfill its pledge by donating 151,200 doses to the Gambia. Gambia will receive 305,000 doses from the U.S. Government.

Vaccines are safe don't wait. Go to the nearest health centre to take yours.

22/07/2021

Get ready! #Go for the first student leadership and innovation training in Lower River Region.

Get ready! #Go for the first student leadership and innovation training in Lower River Region.

[07/11/21]   Notice for our student leadership and entrepreneurship training.

Rules on the ground.
1. No mask No entry
2. You must wash your hands before entering
3. No hand shake anytime of the training.
5. Only 15 students are allow per training
6. Only invited participants are allowed.

Thank you

Photos from Balal Public Library, Ayuba Suleiman Diallo Education Center's post 06/07/2021

Woops! What a news for us as an organisation. @TheOnlyMLBah has won the Gambia Tech Logo Design competition.

Modou Lamin Bah has a history of triumph and resilience.

We can't express how much we feel.

Congratulations 🎊👏🎊🏆

05/07/2021

We are deeply saddened and heartbroken to learn the demise of Alhagie Jammeh a member of our organisation this morning.

Alhagie was one of the most committed and hardworking person you will ever know.

May Allah grant him Jannah. Amen

We are deeply saddened and heartbroken to learn the demise of Alhagie Jammeh a member of our organisation this morning.

Alhagie was one of the most committed and hardworking person you will ever know.

May Allah grant him Jannah. Amen

Timeline Photos 01/07/2021

We are thrilled to read our story on the Exchange Alumni Page.

Thank you for sharing our story.

#ExchangeAlumni Alhasan Bah reached more than 200K people through the radio, internet, and local community through an #ARRF grant from U.S. Department of State.

Learn more about Alhasan’s project drawing on leaders from all sectors of society to improve the reliability of health info and protect against COVID-19 ➡️ http://ow.ly/OKef50FmP0r

#YALIServes #MandelaDay

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Young African Leaders Initiative Network Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State U.S. Embassy Banjul, The Gambia UC Berkeley

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Balal Public Library Ayuba Suleiman Diallo Education Center, was formed in January, 2011, as a public library operating in The Gambia. It is open to all without distinction of race, gender, origin and religion. It is aimed at advocating and creating awareness on issues affecting societies. Balal Public Library also creates platform for discussing some of the negative issues affecting societies and create awareness of those negative consequences.

Education, as the backbone of the organization, helps the initiative on awareness creation, through educational support activities and skills development. This is also embedded into our strategic document; thereby encouraging self-employment opportunities, to minimize illegal migration.

ICTs are a proven and effective tool to promote social and human development in many communities and remote regions. It’s also a means of communication with members of the community that have left in search of a better life in the cities or even in other countries. These technologies can be used in diverse ways to promote culture, access information, promote the protection of their rights, start educational processes, and even make them more careful with their way of life and their environment.

Over the past decade, there has been a growing understanding that these technologies can be powerful instruments for advancing economic and social development through the creation of new types of economic activity, employment opportunities, improvements in health-care delivery and other services, and the enhancement of networking, participation and advocacy within society. ICT also have the potential to improve interaction between societies fostering transparency and accountability in communities, civil society organization governance just to name a few. This is why Balal Public Library is ready to take a lead in the rural center to promote access to such facilities and lobby for the rural communities to make them available and improve the quality of service of existing ones.

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